Click the “Multiple Sports” link above to find texts for the general sports enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

Key:

^ Nonfiction

# 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.

Multiple Sports

A Whole Other Ball Game: Women's Literature on Women's Sport# A Whole Other Ball Game: Women’s Literature on Women’s Sports by Joli Sandoz (ed.)

Product DetailsAthletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher (LGBTQ, Racism; Grades 9-12)

guys   Guys Read Short Stories from John Scieszka (Grades 6-12)

IronmanIronman by Chris Crutcher (Bullying, LGBTQ; Grades 9-12)

Let me play ^ 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# Motion: American Sports Poems by Noah Blaustein and John Edgar Wideman

NailedNailed by Patrick Jones (Bullying; Grades 9-12)

RestlessRestless 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 OutShut Out by Kody Keplinger (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

Slot Machine PbSlot Machine by Chris Lynch (Grades 7-9)

Soldier Athletes (Good Sports)Soldier Athletes by Glenn Stout (Grades 4-7)

   ^ Something Like the Gods: A Cultural History of the Athlete from Achilles to LeBron by Stephen Amidon

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers (Matt Christopher Sports Classics)Sport fiction and biographies for young readers by Matt Christopher (Grades 3-7)

Sports CampSports Camp by Rich Wallace (Grades 4-6)

Summer in the CitySummer 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^ Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics by Doris Pieroth

Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults# Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults by Donald Gallo, ed. (Grades 7-12)

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