The Sports Page
Prepared by Heather Booth and Ingrid Niinemae, March 2004
Bennett, James W. - Plunking
Reggie Jackson - 204p.
Coley's dream of pitching for a pro team gets derailed
with his girlfriend's big news.
Brooks, Bruce - The
Moves Make the Man - 280p.
Star student and basketball player Jerome is the first
African-American student bused into his school.
Crutcher, Chris - Whale
Talk - 220p.
T.J. forms a varsity swim team from the least likely candidates
he can find—just to show the other jocks they can
Deuker, Carl - High
Heat* - 277p.
When his father is arrested, Shane finds that life, like
baseball, can be unpredictable and take fast turns.
Duder, Tessa - In
Lane Three, Alex Archer* - 259p.
To make the 1960 Olympic swim team, Alex must beat out
her arch rival and overcome adversity at home and in society.
Lamott, Anne - Crooked
Little Heart - 326p.
Rosie's family finds out she has been cheating to
advance her tennis career. Her partner Simone has some
shocking news too.
Myers, Walter Dean - Slam!* - 266p.
For sixteen-year-old "Slam," his amazing basketball
skills may be his ticket out of the inner city and into
a better life.
Powell, Randy - Three
Clams and an Oyster* - 216p.
Who's the better choice for the fourth player on
the Three Clams and an Oyster flag football team? A partying
jokester… or a girl?
Voigt, Cynthia - The
Runner* - 181p.
The only thing "Bullet" cares about is running.
But the turbulent 1960s force him to face some tough issues
off the track.
Wallace, Rich - Wrestling
Sturbridge - 133p.
If Ben wants a chance at the state wrestling championship
and beyond, he's got to take on his best friend.
And beat him.
Yamanaka, Lois-Ann - Name
Me Nobody - 227p.
Freshman softball player Emi-lou worries about fitting
in with her team and the close friendship her best friend
has with another girl.
Zusak, Markus - Fighting
Ruben Wolfe* - 219p.
In hopes of bringing some prize money home to their family,
the Wolfe brothers join a boxing circuit where only the
winners are paid.
* This title is also available in the Junior Room.