Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL. Nonfiction. 339 pages.
McDougall reveals the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners--the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico--and how he trained for the challenge of a fifty-mile race pitting the tribe against an odd band of super-athletic Americans. Nonfiction. 287 pages.
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to live his dream of playing college, then pro, basketball, he’ll have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to steal the scouts' attention. Young Adult Fiction. 218 pages.
Moneyball starts with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games? Michael Lewis has written what Slate calls "the single most influential baseball book ever". Nonfiction. 288 pages.
When a tragic school bus accident leaves Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb. The doctors tell her she will never run again. Her track team finds a way to help rekindle her dream of running. Young Adult Fiction. 336 pages.
The spellbinding tale of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, owner, and jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend. Nonfiction. 399 pages.
Wait Till Next Yearis the story of a young girl growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s. The neighborhood was equally divided among Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans, and the corner stores were the scenes of fierce and affectionate rivalries. A book for baseball lovers. Nonfiction. 261 pages.