Archive for the ‘Adolescent & Young Adult Sports Literature’ Category

Click the “Sports YAL Award Winners” link above to find award-winning texts for your classroom.  Enjoy!

Key:

^ Nonfiction

# Other: Poetry, Drama, etc.

Award Winning Books

Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues^ Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Patricia McKissack and Frederick McKissack – 1995 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

Product Details^ Eagle Blue: A Team, A Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D’Orso – 2007 Alex Award

Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn^ Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn by Larry Colton – 2001 Alex Award

Maniac MageeManiac Magee by Jerry Spinelli – 1991 Newbery Medal Winner, 1990 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

         ^ One Shot at Forever by Chris Ballard – 2013 Alex Award

Shadow of a BullShadow of a Bull by Maya Wojciechowska – 1965 Newbery Medal Winner

Slam!Slam by Walter Dean Myers – 1997 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer^ Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer by Lynn Cox – 2005 Alex Award

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie – 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, 2008 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

(THE BLIND SIDE) EVOLUTION OF A GAME BY LEWIS, MICHAEL[AUTHOR]Paperback{The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game} on 2007^ The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis – 2007 Alex Award

crossover   The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Grades 5-7) – 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2015 Newbery Medal

The Moves Make the Man (Newbery Honor Book)The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks – 1985 Newbery Honor Book, 1985 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Product DetailsThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – 2004 Alex Award

The Scorpio RacesThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – 2012 Printz Award Honor Book

Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory): The Story of Muhammad Ali # Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr. and Bryan Collier – 2008 Coretta Scott King Author Honor

We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball^ We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson – 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner and Illustrator Honor

Awards

Alex Awards

Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

National Book Awards

Newbery Medal and Honor Book

Printz Awards

Click the “Fishing/Hunting” link above to find texts for the outdoors enthusiasts in your classroom. Enjoy!

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Cycling

Posted: 04/01/2013 in Cycling

Click the “Cycling” link above to find texts for the cycling 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.

Cycling

    A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (Female Protagonist, LGBTQ; Grades 9-12)

Andreo  Andreo’s Race by Pam Withers (Multicultural; Grades 8-11)

Burning City by Ariel Dorfman and Joaquin Dorfman (Grades 9-12)

I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier (Grades 7-10)

IronmanIronman by Chris Crutcher (Bullying, LGBTQ; Grades 8-12)

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury (Grades 8-11)

Surfing/Rafting

Posted: 01/05/2012 in Surfing/Rafting

Click the “Surfing/Rafting” link above to find texts for the surfing enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

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Gymnastics

Posted: 01/05/2012 in Gymnastics

Click the “Gymnastics” link above to find texts for the gymnastics enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

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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!

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Click the “Rodeo/Horses” link above to find texts for the rodeo and horse enthusiasts in your classroom.  Enjoy!

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