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Auch, Mary Jane
Call Number
J F AUCH
Summary
After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.
Title
Spiked
Author
Barwin, Steven
Call Number
J F BARWIN
Summary
When eighth-grader Emma gets roped into volunteering for the girls' volleyball team, she feels the urge to play again. First, though, she'll have to overcome her fear of what her new friends will say if she does.
Author
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane
Call Number
J F BLEDSOE
Summary
When ten-year-old River, who is crazy about basketball, is not chosen to play in the tournament set up in the town of Azalea, Oregon, she decides to organize a team of her own and accepts the help of her older brother.
Author
Bowen, Fred
Call Number
J F BOWEN
Summary
Eighth-grade soccer forward Nick Osborne and his teammates are highly competitive but, with help from his soccer-playing aunt, Nick begins to see that good sportsmanship is more important than winning. Includes a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the real story behind the novel.
Author
Brooks, Bruce
Call Number
J F BROOKS
Summary
A black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship.
Author
Brooks, Bruce
Call Number
J F BROOKS
Summary
When his teammates on the Breadhurst Newts baseball team continue their losing ways, Whiz uses an unusual printing press to create several star players in hopes of winning a game.
Author
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number
J F BRUCHAC
Summary
Jake has left the reservation for Weltimore Academy and entered a different world. Everyone there loves lacrosse, but no one understands it the way Jake does, as an Iroquois. And no one understands Jake either.
Author
Chabon, Michael
Call Number
J F CHABON
Summary
Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.
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Peters, Stephanie
Call Number
J F CHRISTOPHER
Summary
Eleven-year-old Garry, embarrassed when his unathletic brother joins his lacrosse team, faces a bigger problem when the team bully turns on both of them.
Author
Corbett, Sue
Call Number
J F CORBETT
Summary
Angry with his mother for having too little time for him, eleven-year-old Felix takes advantage of an opportunity to become bat boy for a minor league baseball team, hoping to someday be like his father, a famous Cuban outfielder.
Author
Myers, Walter Dean
Call Number
J F DEAR AMERICA MY Myers
Summary
Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.
Author
Feinstein, John
Call Number
J F FEINSTEIN
Summary
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.
Author
Feinstein, John
Call Number
J F FEINSTEIN
Summary
Fledgling fourteen-year-old sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at the Super Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co-anchor job on a ground-breaking teen sports show.
Author
Fitzgerald, Dawn
Call Number
J F FITZGERALD
Summary
While trying to focus on a winning soccer season, thirteen-year-old Tess becomes involved in local politics when she learns that all sports programs at her school will be stopped unless a tax levy is passed.
Author
Flint, Shamini
Call Number
J F FLINT
Summary
Just when Marcus hopes his dad had finally run out of sports for him to try, he discovers a new one--in water.
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