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

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.

Surfing

Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble (Real Life)Boyfriends, Burritos & an Ocean of Trouble by Nancy Rue (Female Protagonist; Grade 8-12)

Waves Catching Waves by Matt Christopher (Grades 3-7)

Chasing Chasing Forever Down (Drenaline Surf Series) by Nikki Godwin (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

Chasing Mavericks: The Movie Novelization^ Chasing Mavericks by Christine Peymani

dawn Dawn Patrol by Jeff Ross (Grades 7-10)

Experience Pipeline (Multiple Adventure Story)Experience Pipeline by Quinn Haber (Grades 7-10)

Ghost ^ Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth by Chris Dixon

Break In the Break by Jack Lopez (Grades 9-12)

Kook Kook by Christopher Vick (Female Protagonist; Grades 10-12)

Laguna CoveLaguna Cove by Alyson Noel (Female Protagonist; Grades 9-12)

Making Waves: A PrettyTOUGH NovelMaking Waves (Pretty Tough) by Nicole Leigh Shepard (Female Protagonist; Grades 5-8)

Poser Poser by Sue Wyshynski (Female Protagonist; Grades 6-9)

Rip Riptide by Lindsey Scheibe (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-12)

Skullcrack (Young Adult Fiction)Skullcrack by Ben Bo (Grades 5-8)

Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board^ Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton (Female Protagonist)

The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's^ The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick’s by Mark Kreidler

Rafting

Wild Camp Wild by Pam Withers (Grades 5-9)

Down ^ Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick

Down Downriver by Will Hobbs (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-10)

Vertical ^ Going Vertical: The Life of an Extreme Kayaker by Tao Berman and Pam Withers

Thunder River Thunder by Will Hobbs (Grades 7-10)

Take Take Me to the River by Will Hobbs (Grades 5-8)

Mile ^ The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko

River Wild River by P.J. Peterson (Grades 4-7)

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.

Gymnastics

courage  ^ Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles and Michelle Burford (Female Protagonist)

fierce  ^ Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything by Aly Raisman (Female Protagonist)

Gold Medal Summer by Donna Freitas (Grades 5-8)

LeverageLeverage by Joshua Cohen (Bullying; Grades 11-12)

Lessons Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher (Female Protagonist)

  Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle (Female Protagonist, LGBTQ; Grades 7-10)

Off Balance: A Memoir^ Off Balance: A Memoir by Dominique Moceanu (Female Protagonist)

Shawn Johnson Olympic Champion: The Story Behind the Smile^ Shawn Johnson, Olympic Champion: The Story Behind the Smile by Lexicon (Female Protagonist)

Spotting for NellieSpotting for Nellie by Pamela Lowell (Female Protagonist; Grades 8-11)

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.

Competitions

derby Derby Girl by Shauna Cross (Female Protagonist; Grades 8-10)

Dutch Double Dutch by Sharon Draper (Female Protagonist; Grades 6-8)

Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1)Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Grades 7-10)

Foiled Foiled by Jane Yolen and Mike Cavallaro (Graphic Novel; Female Protagonist; Grades 8-12)

Ice Claw (Danger Zone)Ice Claw by David Gilman (Grades 7-10)

   Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

Roller   Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Female Protagonist; Grades 4-8)

Selectoin  Selection Day by Aravind Adiga (Multicultural)

The CardturnerThe Cardturner by Louis Sachar (Grades 9-12)

The Hand You're DealtThe Hand You’re Dealt by Paul Volponi (Grades 9-12)

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Female Protagonist; Grades 7-11)

Product DetailsThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Multicultural; Grades 10-12)

  The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata (Multicultural)

The Scorpio RacesThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Female Co-Narrator; Grades 9-12)

Whip Whip It by Shauna Cross (Female Protagonists; Grades 9-12)