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

Award Winning Books

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

^ 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 by Larry Colton – 2001 Alex Award

Maniac 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 Bull by Maya Wojciechowska – 1965 Newbery Medal Winner

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

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

The 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 Michael Lewis – 2007 Alex Award

crossover   The Crossover by Kwame Alexander – 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2015 Newbery Medal

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

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – 2004 Alex Award

The 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 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

Key:

^ Nonfiction

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s and Abby’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Fishing

  A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean (Grades 10+)

  The River Why by David James Duncan

Hunting

Brian Brian’s Hunt by Gary Paulsen (Grades 5-9)

HatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen (Grades 7-10)

tracker Tracker by Gary Paulsen (Grades 5-9)

Key:

^ Nonfiction

*Grade levels are based on reviews from sources such as School Library Journal, Booklist, etc. They do not necessarily represent Alan’s and Abby’s views on grade level appropriateness.

Cycling

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by [Emily Horner]    A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner (Grades 9-12)

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

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

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

Ironman by Chris Crutcher (Grades 8-12)

Shift by Jennifer Bradbury (Grades 8-11)