The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World
Riveting and inspiring first-person stories of how "taking a knee" triggered an awakening in sports, from the celebrated sportswriter"The Kaepernick Effect reveals that Colin Kaepernick's story is bigger than one athlete. With profiles of courage that leap off the page, Zirin...
*Includes pictures of Ali, Tyson, and important people, places, and events in their lives.*Comprehensively covers their most famous fights*Includes a Table of Contents.“To prove I am great, he will fall in eight.” – Muhammad Ali“Everybody in boxing probably makes out...
The Black Sox Scandal: The History and Legacy of America's Most Notorious Sports Controversy
*Includes pictures*Includes accounts of the scandal written by Sox players, newspapers, and more*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“As Jackson departed from the Grand Jury room, a small boy clutched at his sleeve and...
Black and White
Supplier: Speak Marcus and Eddie are best friends who found the strength to break through the racial barrier. Marcus is black; Eddie is white. Stars of their school basketball team, they are true leaders who look past the stereotypes and...
Supplier: Pinata Books In his junior year, seventeen-year-old Abraham learns how to drive a stick shift. He falls in love for the first time. And he has been in three fights and suspended twice, all before Thanksgiving. His grandmother and...
Supplier: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers A ferocious novel, Caged Warrior is like a great fight movie, a tour-de-force of relentless conflict, but one that is leavened with rich characters and meaningful and loving relationships. McCutcheon Daniels' life is...
Supplier: Darby Creek (Tm) Kadeem Jones is a star quarterback for Southside High. He is thrilled when college scouts seek him out. His visit to Teller College is amazing. College cheerleaders pay attention to him. The recruiter even gives him...
Supplier: Darby Creek (Tm) Norval and Arnie are two of the stars on the Southside High football team. They're best friends off the field, too, and they're both hoping to play college ball some day. When Coach Green asks Norval...
Supplier: Darby Creek (Tm) Latrell Baker's scientific approach to football—watching football—has finally paid off. Harmon Holt heard about the algorithm he developed for determining best defensive play, and now Latrell's landed himself an internship with the NFL's LA Stars. But...
Supplier: Cinco Puntos Press "Waltman's series opener [Next] (first of a planned four) features plenty of basketball action fueled by hoops slang that will set basketball-mad readers right onto the court. . . . The author avoids slam-dunk answers, leaving...
Supplier: Cinco Puntos Press D-Bow’s game has it all, and colleges are taking notice. But he’s still rehabbing a knee injury and his job as Marion East point guard is under threat. Plus he’s got family drama. And girl trouble....
Supplier: Cinco Puntos Press "As a childrens/YA bookseller, I LOVED THIS BOOK. The language, the characters, the basketball—they are all spot on perfect . . . I am so excited about this series."—Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books, Zionville, Indiana Junior...
Supplier: Cinco Puntos Press In Indiana, basketball is the next thing to religion. Especially for inner-city black kids like Derrick Bowen. He's a 6'3" freshman, lightning quick, and he can slam the rock. He wants to start at point guard...
November Blues, 2 (Reprint)
Supplier: Atheneum Books In this second novel in Sharon M. Draper’s Jericho Trilogy and Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Jericho and November are locked together in pain from the past and fear for the future, and it feels as though...
Tani's New Home: A Refugee Finds Hope and Kindness in America
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson Tani Adewumi's moving true story of immigrating to America, developing his talent for chess, and finding a new home will inspire families looking for stories of hope and kindness. Tani was just six years old when he...
She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner
PUBLISHER: Philomel Books Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!In this chapter book biography by Rita Williams-Garcia,...
Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers The true story of the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters -- the team that changed basketball forever.In this book you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet head shot! You will find skilled...
Wilma Rudolph: Running for Gold
PUBLISHER: Lerner Publications (Tm) Sprinter Wilma Rudolph's life was defined by epic triumphs on and off the track. As a child, Rudolph suffered from polio, but later became the first US woman to win three gold medals in track and...
Tiger Woods: Major Winner
PUBLISHER: Lerner Publications (Tm) Tiger Woods became a famous golfer when he was two. As an adult, he's won 81 PGA Tour events and 15 major tournaments (and counting). Read about one of the world's most recognizable athletes.
Muhammad Ali: I Am the Greatest
PUBLISHER: Lerner Publications (Tm) Cassius Clay began boxing at age twelve to protect himself from bullies. He spent endless hours training and dreaming of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. In 1964, his dream came true when he beat...
Michael Jordan: Flying High
PUBLISHER: Lerner Publications (Tm) The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan without knowing he would raise the standard for how basketball is played forever. Learn all about Jordan's life and explore what makes him a living legend.
Kobe Bryant: NBA Champion
PUBLISHER: Lerner Publications (Tm) Kobe Bryant dominated the world of basketball as an 18-time NBA All-Star, a five-time NBA champion, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. This biography details his life and his thrilling legacy.
Playing to Win: How Althea Gibson Broke Barriers and Changed Tennis Forever
PUBLISHER: Holiday House A new and updated edition of the picture book about the woman called "The Jackie Robinson of tennis."Although stars like Serena Williams cite Althea Gibson as an inspiration, Gibson's story is not well-known to many young people...
Game, Set, Sisters!: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt & Company A stirring picture book biography of Venus and Serena Williams that celebrates their achievements…and their sisterhood.This is the story of two sisters…who took the tennis world by storm,who achieved everything possible in the sport…and then...
Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles
PUBLISHER: Henry Holt & Company A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble...
PUBLISHER: Cherry Lake Publishing The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Michael Jordan, the basketball legend, in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help young readers develop word recognition and...
PUBLISHER: Cherry Lake Publishing The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of former professional basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help young readers develop...
PUBLISHER: Cherry Lake Publishing The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and the legacy he left behind in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help young...
Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf
PUBLISHER: Albert Whitman & Company Charlie Sifford loved golf, but in the 1930's only white people were allowed to play in the Professional Golf Association. Sifford had won plenty of Black tournaments, but he was determined to break the color...
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball
PUBLISHER: Abrams Books for Young Readers Winner of 2021 Orbis Pictus Award!The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet...