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Sports Nonfiction

True stories about amazing teams, heroic athletes, and astounding plays.


The Greatest Moments in Sports
The Greatest Moments in Sports

If you had to pick the greatest thing in sports you'd ever seen, what would it be? Was it a miraculous comeback? An amazing catch?A game-winning buzzerbeater? Or something completely different?The best thing about sports is that you never know when a great moment is going to happen.


In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle

The Amherst Lady Hurricanes were a team that had what it takes to be champions. This is their true story of growth and determination.


Swimming to Antarctica
Swimming to Antarctica

Lynne was a 14-year-old swimming prodigy whose achievements surpassed all expectations.


Basketball's Greatest Stars
Basketball's Greatest Stars

A history of the National Basketball Association, illustrated through the profiles of its top players, past and present. Also includes the histories of 30 franchises and three essays about the game.


A strong right arm : the story of Mamie
A strong right arm : the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

Mamie was one of only three women to ever play professional baseball. She overcame racial and gender discrimination to prove her ability to win both on the field and off.


Soul Surfer : A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Soul Surfer : A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, but that didn't stop her. Not even the loss of her arm could keep her from returning to surfing, the sport she loves.


Hoop Dreams : A True Story of Hardship and Triumph
Hoop Dreams : A True Story of Hardship and Triumph

The true stories of young basketball stars as chronicled by two journalists. A powerful real-life look at ambition, obstacles, success and failure.


Hockey : A People's History
Hockey : A People's History

A lavishly illustrated book about the history of ice hockey with features and photographs spanning all levels of the competitive sport.


Skater Girl : A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding
Skater Girl : A Girl's Guide to Skateboarding

A girl's guide to all things skateboarding: facts, tips, tricks, and board maintenance. For beginners and seasoned pros and all adrenaline junkies in between.


The Book of Basketball : The NBA According to the Sports Guy
The Book of Basketball : The NBA According to the Sports Guy

There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA. Bill Simmons, the from-the-womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com's Sports Guy, is that writer.


Outcasts United : A Refugee Soccer Team, An American Town
Outcasts United : A Refugee Soccer Team, An American Town

The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones--from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan.


Yes She Can! : Women's Sports Pioneers
Yes She Can! : Women's Sports Pioneers

Profiles five female athletes through history that overcame adversity and discrimination to become prominent players in their sports, including historic swimmer Trudy Ederle and NASCAR's Danica Patrick.