Category Archives: Sports

Who Is Tom Brady? by James Buckley Jr., illustrated by Gregory Copeland

Who Is Tom Brady? by James Buckley Jr., illustrated by Gregory Copeland. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9780593387412 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? This quick, … Continue reading

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Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How A Teacher Led An Unlikely Team To Victory by Julie Abery, illustrated by Chris Sasaki

Sakamoto’s Swim Club: How A Teacher Led An Unlikely Team To Victory by Julie Abery, illustrated by Chris Sasaki. Kids Can Press, 2021. 9781525300318 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5 Format:  Hardcover What did you … Continue reading

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Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch

Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark and James S. Hirsch. Candlewick Press, 2021. 9781536224184 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Autobiography What did you like about the book?  This visually striking autobiographical picture … Continue reading

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 Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

 Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau. First Second, 2021. 9781250300614 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Graphic novel Genre:  Fantasy/sports What did you like about the book? Girls’ sports and friendships are the themes of … Continue reading

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She Persisted: Nellie Bly by Michelle Knudsen & She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner by Rita Williams-Garcia

She Persisted: Nellie Bly by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Gillian Flint. Philomel, 2021. 9780593115756 She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner by Rita Williams-Garcia, illustrated by Gillian Flint. Philomel, 2021. 9780593115961 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: … Continue reading

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On the Line by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Scot Ritchie

On the Line by Kari-Lynn Winters and illustrated by Scot Ritchie, Pajama Press, 2021. 9781772782189 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  5 Format:  Hardcover Genre: Picture books What did you like about the book:   The simple … Continue reading

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The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World – by Dave Zirin

The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, by Dave Zirin. The New Press, 2021. 9781620976753 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC What did you like about the book?  In this book, … Continue reading

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Like Other Girls – by Britta Lundin

Like Other Girls, by Britta Lundin. Hyperion, 2021. 9781368039925 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book?  Mara isn’t remotely interested in feminine clothing, make-up, … Continue reading

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More Than Just A Game: The Black Origins of Basketball – Madison Moore, illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre

More Than Just A Game: The Black Origins of Basketball – Madison Moore, illustrated by Lonnie Ollivierre, Albert Whiteman & Co., 9780807552711, 2021 Format:  Paperback  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  What did you like about … Continue reading

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Bizzy Bear:  Soccer Player – Benji Davies

 Bizzy Bear:  Soccer Player – Benji Davies, Nosy Crow Ltd., 9781536217315, 2021 Format:  Board book Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Picture book  What did you like about the book? Bizzy Bear is at … Continue reading

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