Click the “Multiple Sports” link above to find texts for the general sports enthusiasts in your classroom. Enjoy!
# Other: Poetry, Drama, etc.
*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s views on grade level appropriateness.
# A Whole Other Ball Game: Women’s Literature on Women’s Sports by Joli Sandoz (ed.)
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher (LGBTQ, Racism; Grades 9-12)
Guys Read Short Stories from John Scieszka (Grades 6-12)
Ironman by Chris Crutcher (Bullying, LGBTQ; Grades 9-12)
^ Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law that Changed the Future of Girls in America by Karen Blumenthal
# Motion: American Sports Poems by Noah Blaustein and John Edgar Wideman
Nailed by Patrick Jones (Bullying; Grades 9-12)
Restless by Rich Wallace (Grades 8-12)
^ Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences behind how Sports are Played and Games are Won by Tobias Moskowitz and L. John Wertheim
Shut Out by Kody Keplinger (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)
Slot Machine by Chris Lynch (Grades 7-9)
Soldier Athletes by Glenn Stout (Grades 4-7)
Sport fiction and biographies for young readers by Matt Christopher (Grades 3-7)
Sports Camp by Rich Wallace (Grades 4-6)
Summer in the City by Elizabeth Chandler (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-10)
^ The Best American Sports Writing 2013 by Glenn Stout and J.R. Moehringer
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Grades 9-12)
^ Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics by Doris Pieroth
# Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults by Donald Gallo, ed. (Grades 7-12)