Sports

Automobile Racing

Lipsyte, Robert
Yellow Flag
JUV L67.y YA
When seventeen-year-old Kyle reluctantly succumbs to family pressure and replaces his injured brother in the family racecar, he struggles to keep up with his trumpet playing while deciding how--or if--he can continue making music with a brass quintet and headlines as a Nascar racer. 2007

Chris Wooding
Velocity
JUV W858.v YA
Cassica and Shiara have grown up in Coppermouth, a dust choked town in the Outback, but now they hope to use their skills as race driver and mechanic to take on the Widowmaker, an off-road rally through some of the most dangerous places on Earth, to win fame and fortune--provided they survive the race. 2017

Baseball

Koertge, Ronald
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
JUV K8189.sm YA
Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland, poet and first baseman, is torn between his cute girlfriend Mira and Amy, who is funny, plays Chopin on the piano, and is also a poet. 2010

Lipsyte, Robert
Center Field
JUV L67.ce YA
Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school. 2010

Lupica, Mike
The Only Game (A Home Team Novel)
JUV L9724.o YA
Sixth grade is supposed to be the year that Jack Callahan would lead his team to a record-shattering season and the Little League World Series, but after the death of his brother he loses interest in baseball and only Cassie, star of the girls' softball team, seems to understand.  2015.

White, Ellen
Season of Daring Greatly
JUV W5861.s YA
Eighteen-year-old Jill Cafferty just made history. Her high school's star pitcher, she is now the first woman drafted by a major league baseball team. Only days after her high school graduation, she'll join the Pittsburgh Pirates' Class A Short Season team... but not everyone is happy to have her there. On top of the pressure heaped on every pitcher, Jill must deal with defying conventions and living up to impossible expectations, all while living away from home for the first time. She'll go head-to-head against those who are determined to keep baseball an all-male sport. Despite the reassurance of coaches and managers alike, a few of her teammates are giving her trouble. The media presence following her at each game is inescapable. And to top it all off, Jill is struggling with the responsibilities of being a national hero and a role model for young women everywhere. How can she be a role model when she's not even sure she made the right choice for herself? Didn't baseball used to be fun? 2017

 

Basketball

 NON-FICTION


Cornelius, Maria
The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt
JUV 796.323.C8147f YA
Since the beginning of her career as Lady Vol head coach at twenty-two years old, Pat Head Summitt effectively established the University of Tennessee Lady Vols as the top women's athletics program in the nation. The winningest coach in the history of NCAA basketball, Summitt overcame one obstacle after another on the road to every victory, but it is the lives she has impacted along the way that tell the story of her true legacy. Forever a role model for young women, expecting nothing but the best from her players and from those around her, her legacy has never falterednot even during her final season as head coach, when she faced her fiercest adversary yet: the diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. 2016

Aronson, Marc
Pick-Up Game
JUV813.01.P5875p YA
A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage. 2011

FICTION

Alexander, Kwame
Rebound
JUV A3754.r YA
In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past. 2017

Arsenault, Emily
The Leaf Reader
JUV A782.l YA
Outsider Marnie begins reading tea leaves for fun, but when basketball star Matt asks for a reading related to his friend who disappeared, Marnie's readings begin to seem real--and potentially dangerous. 2017

Feinstein, John
Foul Trouble
JUV F334.f YA
"College recruiters are clambering to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game"-- Provided by publisher. 2013

Myers, Walter Dean
Game
JUV M995.gaYA
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new white student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him. 2008. 

Reck, Jared
A Short History of the Girl Next Door
JUV R2342.s YA
After years of pining for the girl next door, fifteen-year-old Matthew Wainwright must deal with Tabby dating a popular senior just when he needs her most. 2017

Volponi, Paul
The Final Four
JUV V88.f YA
Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large. 2012


Yep, Laurence
Dragon Road
JUV Y412.drrYA
In 1939, unable to find regular jobs because of the Great Depression, long-time friends Cal Chin and Barney Young tour the country as members of a Chinese American basketball team. 2008.

 

Boxing

Saldana, Rene
Whole Sky Full of Stars
JUV S16346.w YA
Eighteen-year-old Barry competes in a non-sanctioned boxing match in hopes of helping his recently-widowed mother, unaware that his best friend and manager, Alby, has his own desperate need for a share of the purse that may put their friendship on the line. 2006

Sharenow, Rob
Berlin Boxing Club
JUV S5285.b YA
In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust. 2011


Football

Deuker, Carl
Gutless
JUV G4867.gu YA
"With both good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies from physical contact. When his issues get him cut from varsity, he also loses his friendship with star quarterback Hunter Gates. Now a target for bullying, Brock struggles to overcome his fears and discover that, in his own way, he is brave enough"-- Provided by publisher. 2016

Korman, Gordan
Pop
JUV K846.p YA
Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water. 2009


McKissack Jr., Fredrick
Shooting Star
JUV M2174.sYA
Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.  2009.

Golf

Lynch, Chris
Big Game of Everything
JUV L9835.b YA
Jock and his eccentric family spend the summer working at Grampus's golf complex, where they end up learning the rules of "The Big Game of Everything." 2008

 

Hockey

 

Greer, Daphne
Maxed Out
JUV G8573.m YA
Twelve-year-old Max struggles to manage a grieving mother, a special-needs brother and a desire to play hockey. 2012


 

Mountaineering
 

Braun, Melinda
Avalanche
JUV B73878.a YA
Matt was looking for a fun adventure that he'd never forget; back-country skiing in the Rocky Mountains sounds perfect. But after an avalanche hits, leaving one skier dead and another severely injured, the group must find a way to survive Mother Nature. Now Matt and Leah are battling hypothermia-- and mountain lions-- in order to make it out of the mountains and find help for the others. 2016

Smith, Roland
Ascent
JUV S65925.a YA
Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, but getting there involves a four-week trek through a tropical rainforest that is rife with hazards, which turns out to be more dangerous than summiting the mountain itself. 2018

 

Soccer

Alexander, Kwame
Booked
JUV A3754.b YA
Twelve-year-old Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. 2016

Myers, Walter Dean
Kick
JUV M995.k YA
Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges. 2011

Padian, Maria
Out of Nowhere
JUV ME COLL P134.o YA
Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own. 2013

Peet, Mal
Exposure
JUV P35.e YA
Paul Faustino, South America's best soccer journalist, reports on the series of events that hurl Otello from the heights of being a beloved and successful soccer star, happily married to the pop singer Desdemona, into a downward spiral, in this novel loosely based on Shakespeare's play, Othello. 2009

Rigby, Robert
Goal: Glory Days
JUV R44726.g YA
Santiato Muñez returns to Newcastle, England to play with the team where his professional soccer career began. Soon, he is selected for a 2010 World Cup squad. It seems that his dream of playing in the World Cup finals is within reach. Unfortunately, he was injured during an international warm-up game. Will this injury prevent him from playing the greatest competition of his life?. 2009

Tennis

 

Padian, Maria
Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best
JUV ME COLL P134.j YA
When fifteen-year-old best friends Henry and Eve leave New Jersey, one for tennis camp in Florida and one for ballet camp in New York, each faces challenges that put her long-cherished dreams of the future to the test. 2011