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Jim Thorpe's Bright Path

by Joseph Bruchac and S.D. Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (10), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls
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United States v. Jackie Robinson, The

by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and R. Gregory Christie
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Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made it from the Dominican Republic All the Way to…

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery

by Sandra Neil Wallace and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Twelve Rounds to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali

by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and Bryan Collier
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Jim Thorpe, Original All-American

by Joseph Bruchac
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Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman

by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz
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Clemente!

by Willie Perdomo and Bryan Collier
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Spanish, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

by Steve Sheinkin
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    American Indian
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Greatest, The: Muhammad Ali

by Walter Dean Myers
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2001
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Henry Aaron's Dream

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Camping Trip That Changed America, The

by Barb Rosenstock and Mordicai Gerstein
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team

by Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
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Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

by Jonah Winter and Raúl Colón
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Muhammad Ali: The People's Champion

by Walter Dean Myers and Alix Delinois
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Meet-the-Author Movies (1)
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Becoming Babe Ruth

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2013
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Young Pele: Soccer's First Star

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Latino
  • Year Published:
    2007
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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All Star!: Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever

by Jane Yolen and Jim Burke
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Champ, The

by Tonya Bolden and R. Gregory Christie
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Nation's Hope, A: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

by Matt de la Peña and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2011
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

by Ann Malaspina and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls, African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle

by David A. Adler and Terry Widener
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Who Was Babe Ruth?

by Joan Holub, Ted Hammond, and Nancy Harrison

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
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Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber

by Sue Macy and C.F. Payne
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Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man

by David A. Adler and Terry Widener
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson

by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and Shane W. Evans
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
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Streak, The: How Joe Dimaggio Became America's Hero

by Barb Rosenstock and Terry Widener
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Kid from Diamond Street, The: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

by Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Trudy's Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm

by Sue Macy and Matt Collins
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Say Hey!: A Song of Willie Mays

by Peter Mandel and Don Tate
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Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

by Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History!

by Shana Corey and Edwin Fotheringham
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith

by Barb Rosenstock and Scott Dawson
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    Women / Girls
  • Year Published:
    2010
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

by Heather Lang and Floyd Cooper
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Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview, the Only Golf Course Designed, Built, and Owned by an African American

by Richard Michelson and Eric Velasquez
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Llegar a ser Pedro: Como los hermanos Martinez llegaron hasta las Grandes Ligas desde un pequeno pueblo en Republica Dominicana

by Matt Tavares
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Spanish
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and the Boston Marathon

by Annette Bay Pimentel and Micha Archer
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Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought)

by Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt

Part of the Lives of ... Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    1997
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Picture Book of Jesse Owens, A

by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

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Picture Book of Jackie Robinson, A

by David A. Adler and Robert Casilla

Part of the David A. Adler Picture Book Biographies Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Who Was Muhammad Ali?

by James Buckley, Jr., Stephen Marchesi, and Nancy Harrison

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

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Joltin' Joe DiMaggio

by Jonah Winter and James Ransome
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Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports

by Phil Bildner and Brett Helquist
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Yogi: The Life, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra

by Barb Rosenstock and Terry Widener
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (3), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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