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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)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Book Trailers (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Ancient Greece and the Olympics

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, and Salvatore Murdocca
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Boys in the Boat, The: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

by Daniel James Brown and Gregory Mone
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story

by Paula Yoo and Dom Lee
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Who Was Jesse Owens?

by James Buckley, Jr. and Gregory Copeland

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

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G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet

by Brad Herzog and Doug Bowles
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Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still

by Karlin Gray and Christine Davenier
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What Are the Summer Olympics?

by Gail Herman, Stephen Marchesi, and Kevin McVeigh

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

  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Physical Education, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Author Guest Blog Posts (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Movie & TV Adaptation Websites (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of the Summer Olympics

by Sue Macy
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Fighting for Gold: The Story of Canada's Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Part of the Recordbooks Series

  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Freeze Frame: A Photographic History of the Winter Olympics

by Sue Macy
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2006
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Winning Gold: Canada's Incredible 2002 Olympic Victory in Women's Hockey

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Part of the Recordbooks Series

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Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

by Laura Hillenbrand
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Wildest Race Ever, The: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon

by Meghan McCarthy
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Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics

by Jean L.S. Patrick and Adam Gustavson
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Serena Williams

by Matt Christopher
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Run with Me: The Story of a U.S. Olympic Champion

by Sanya Richards-Ross
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How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals

by Michael Phelps and Ward Jenkins
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Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

by Aly Raisman and Blythe Lawrence
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Proud (Young Readers Edition): Living My American Dream

by Ibtihaj Muhammad
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Night Olympic Team: Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Games, The

by Caroline Hatton
  • Grade Level:
    4-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Health, Physical Education
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction, Sports
  • Year Published:
    2008
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1)
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    Customizable Lessons (1)
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Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running

by Jeff Burlingame
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Passion for Victory, A: The Story of the Olympics in Ancient and Early Modern Times

by Benson Bobrick
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Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion

by Bob Kann and Caroline Hoffman
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Champion for Health: How Clara Hughes Fought Depression to Win Olympic Gold

by Richard Brignall

Part of the Recordbooks Series

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Long Shot: How the Winnipeg Falcons Won the First Olympic Hockey Gold

by Eric Zweig

Part of the Recordbooks Series

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Next Round: A Young Athlete's Journey to Gold

by John Spray
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Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice

by Karen Chen
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Matchless Six, The: The Story of Canada's First Women's Olympic Team

by Ron Hotchkiss
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Nazi Olympics, The: Berlin 1936: Tagline United States Holocaust Museum

by Susan D. Bachrach
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Wilma Rudolph

by Victoria Sherrow and Larry Johnson
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Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion

by Jessica Long
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Science Behind Swimming, Diving, and Other Water Sports, The

by Amanda Lanser
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