Click the “Other Competitions” link above to find texts for your most competitive students who may or may not be interested in the typical definition of sport. 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.
Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Female Protagonist; Grades 8-10)
Double Dutch by Sharon Draper (Female Protagonist; Grades 6-8)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Grades 7-10)
Foiled by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro (Graphic Novel; Female Protagonist; Grades 8-12)
Ice Claw by David Gilman (Grades 7-10)
Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Female Protagonist; Grades 4-8)
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar (Grades 9-12)
The Hand You’re Dealt by Paul Volponi (Grades 9-12)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-11)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Multicultural; Grades 10-12)
The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata (Multicultural)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Female Co-Narrator; Grades 9-12)
Whip It by Shauna Cross (Female Protagonists; Grades 9-12)