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Now Is the Time for Running
Now Is the Time for Running By Williams, Michael Book - 2011 / FICTION WILLIAM MICHAEL Available in some locations

Annotation:233p. (Gr. 9+) When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope.

Muckers By Wallace, Sandra Neil Book - 2013 / FICTION WALLACE SANDRA Available in some locations

Annotation:288p. (Gr. 8+) Felix O'Sullivan, standing in the shadow of his dead brother, an angry, distant father, and racial tension, must lead the last-ever Muckers high school football team to the state championship before a mine closing shuts down his entire town.

Winger By Smith, Andrew Book - 2013 / FICTION SMITH ANDREW Available in some locations

Annotation:448p. (Gr. 9+) Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

Bruised By Skilton, Sarah Book - 2013 / FICTION SKILTON SARAH Available in some locations

Annotation:274p. (Gr. 9+) When she freezes during a hold-up at the local diner, sixteen-year-old Imogen, a black belt in Tae Kwan Do, has to rebuild her life, including her relationship with her family and with the boy who was with her during the shoot-out.

High & Dry
High & Dry A Novel By Skilton, Sarah Book - 2014 / FICTION SKILTON SARAH Available in some locations

Annotation:272p. (Gr. 9+) Framed for a stranger's near-fatal overdose at a party, blackmailed into finding a mysterious flash drive everyone in school seems anxious to suppress, and pressured by his shady best friend to throw an upcoming game, high school soccer player Charlie Dixon spends a frantic week trying to clear his name, win back the girl of his dreams, and escape a past that may be responsible for all his current problems.

Why Soccer Matters
Why Soccer Matters By Pelé Book - 2014 796.334 PELE Available in some locations

Annotation:292p. (Gr. 9+) Soccer. Football. The beautiful game. The world’s most popular sport goes by many names, but for decades, fans have agreed on one thing: the greatest player of all time was Pelé. Now the legendary star, ambassador, and humanitarian shares a global vision for what soccer can accomplish. Now he shares his story, his experience, and his insights on the game for the very first time.

Being Sloane Jacobs
Being Sloane Jacobs By Morrill, Lauren Book - 2014 / FICTION MORRILL LAUREN Available in some locations

Annotation:330p (Gr. 9+) Sloane Emily Jacobs and Sloane Devon Jacobs, from very different worlds but both with problem families, meet in Montreal where they will stay in the same hotel while attending camp, one for figure skating, the other for ice hockey.

Second Impact
Second Impact By Klass, Perri Book - 2013 / FICTION KLASS PERRI Available in some locations

Annotation:279p. (Gr. 9+) When Jerry Downing, star quarterback in a small football town, gets a second chance after his drunk driving had serious consequences, Carla Jensen, ace reporter for the school newspaper, invites him to join her in writing a blog, mainly about sports.

One Shot Away
One Shot Away A Wrestling Story By Coughlin, T. Glen Book - 2012 / FICTION COUGHLI T. Available in some locations

Annotation:328p. (Gr. 9+) Three high school seniors face mounting pressures, at home and school, as they start their last season on the varsity wrestling team.

Foul Trouble
Foul Trouble By Feinstein, John Book - 2013 / FICTION FEINSTE JOHN Available in some locations

Annotation:392p. (Gr. 9+) College recruiters are clamoring to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game.

Swagger By Deuker, Carl Book - 2013 / FICTION DEUKER CARL Available in some locations

Annotation:297p. (Gr. 9+) High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line.

Anything but Ordinary
Anything but Ordinary By Avery, Lara Book - 2012 / FICTION AVERY LARA Available in some locations

Annotation:327p. (Gr. 9+) A slight error left Olympic diving-hopeful Bryce Graham in a five-year coma and now, at twenty-two, she must adjust to a world that went on without her and to visions that may or may not be real.

Pick-up Game
Pick-up Game A Full Day of Full Court Book - 2011 / FICTION PICKUP Available in some locations

Annotation:170p. (Gr. 8+) A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.

The Final Four
The Final Four By Volponi, Paul Book - 2012 / FICTION VOLPONI PAUL Available in some locations

Annotation:244p. (Gr. 8+) Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.

The Running Dream
The Running Dream By Van Draanen, Wendelin Book - 2011 J/ FICTION VANDRAA WENDELI Available in some locations

Annotation:336p. (Gr. 7+) When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.

Curveball The Year I Lost My Grip By Sonnenblick, Jordan Book - 2012 / FICTION SONNENB JORDAN Available in some locations

Annotation:285p. (Gr. 8+) After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he's becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.

The Berlin Boxing Club
The Berlin Boxing Club By Sharenow, Rob Book - 2011 / FICTION SHARENO ROBERT Available in some locations

Annotation:404p. (Gr. 8+) In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.

Boy 21
Boy 21 By Quick, Matthew Book - 2012 / FICTION QUICK MATTHEW Available in some locations

Annotation:250p. (Gr. 8+) Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

Perfected by Girls
Perfected by Girls By Martino, Alfred C. Book - 2012 / FICTION MARTINO ALFRED Available in some locations

Annotation:310p. (Gr. 9+) Life isn't easy for Melinda Radford. She's the lone girl on the Ashton High wrestling team, and her parents have forbidden her from seeing her new boyfriend. But through a strange twist of tragedy and fate, Mel is given an unexpected opportunity to accomplish something no girl in her school's history has ever done, and to redeem herself in the eyes of many.

Boost By Mackel, Kathryn Book - 2008 J/ PB MACKEL Available in some locations

Annotation:248p. (Gr. 6+) Thirteen-year-old Savvy's dreams of starting for her elite basketball team are in danger when she is accused of taking steroids.

True Legend
True Legend By Lupica, Mike Book - 2012 / FICTION LUPICA MIKE Available in some locations

Annotation:292p. (Gr. 6+) Fifteen-year-old Drew "True" Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through a former player, as well as through the man who expects to be his manager when True reaches the NBA.

Catching Jordan ?
Catching Jordan ? By Kenneally, Miranda Book - 2011 / FICTION KENNEAL MIRANDA Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:283p. (Gr. 9+) Jordan Woods leads the guys as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine as long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position...suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

Gold Medal Summer
Gold Medal Summer By Freitas, Donna Book - 2012 J FICTION FREITAS DONNA Available in some locations

Annotation:230p. (Gr. 8+) After fourteen-year-old Joey experiences her first kiss and learns that her best friend wants to quit competitive gymnastics, she considers giving up her dream of winning gold medals in order to have a normal life.

Ball Don't Lie
Ball Don't Lie By De la Peña, Matthew Book - 2005 / PB PENA Available in some locations

Annotation:280p. (Gr. 9+) Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past-- that threaten his dream.

Leverage By Cohen, Joshua Book - 2011 / FICTION COHEN JOSHUA Available in some locations

Annotation:425p. (Gr. 9+) High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.


A list of books for teens that focus on sports. It's time for you to get in the game!

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