Click the “Skateboarding/BMX” link above to find texts for the extreme 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.
Commander Chris and the Mystical Orb by Mark Mattison (Grades 7-9)
Fakie by Tony Varrato (Grades 7-10)
For Extreme-Sports Crazy Boys Only by John Coy (Grades 4-7)
Grind by Eric Walters (Grades 5-8)
^ Hawk: Occupation: Skateboarder by Sean Mortimer
Paranoid Park by Blake Nelson (Grades 7-10)
Powerslide by Jeff Ross (Grades 5-8)
Skate by Michael Harmon (Grades 8-11)
^ Skater Girl: A Girl’s Guide to Skateboarding by Patty Segovia and Rebecca Heller
Slam by Nick Hornby (Grades 6-10)
^ The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself by Rodney Mullen and Sean Mortimer
Under the Bridge by Michael Harmon (Grades 9-12)
Vertical by Janet Eoff Berend (Grades 6-9)
Gravity Check by Alex Van Tol (Grades 5-8)
Shredded by Karen Avivi (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)