Boxing/Martial Arts

Posted: 10/09/2011 in Adolescent & Young Adult Sports Literature, Boxing/Martial Arts

Key:

^ Nonfiction

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s and Abby’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Boxing

Hope ^ A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis by Matt de la Peña and Kadir Nelson (Grades 1-3)

^ American Son: My Story by Oscar De La Hoya and Steve Springer

^ Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander (Grades 4-8)

Fighting Ruben Wolfe by Markus Zusak (Grades 9-12)

Girls Can’t Hit by T.S. Easton (Grades 9-12)

Gravity by Sarah Deming (Grades 9-12)

Hurricane ^ Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter by James S. Hirsch

^ Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus d’Amato by Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman 

King ^ King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero by David Remnick

Knockout  Knockout by K.A. Holt (Grades 5-10)

^ Reach!: Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power by Laila Ali

 Superman vs. Muhammad Ali by Dennis O’Neal and Neil Adams

The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Grades 6-8)

Smoke The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka

The Boxer and the Spy by Robert B. Parker (Grades 9-11)

The Brave by Robert Lipsyte (Grades 8-10)

The Contender by Robert Lipsyte (Grades 8-10)

^ The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers (Grades 7-10)

The Knockout by Sajni Patel (Grades 10-12)

   The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay (Grades 9-12)

The Ring by Bobbie Pyron (Grades 8-10)

^ The Tao of Muhammad Ali by Davis Miller

Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr. and Bryan Collier (Grades 4-8)

When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (Grades 9-12)

Martial Arts

Bruised by Sarah Skilton (Grades 8-12)

Caged  Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer (Grades 9-12)

FeetFlying Feet by James McCann (Grades 5-8)

Tap Tap Out by Eric Devine (Grades 10-12)

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