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Sports Biography


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Becoming Babe Ruth
Becoming Babe Ruth
by Matt Tavares
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Well-researched, realistic illustrations, rendered in watercolor, gouache, and pencil, depict early-twentieth-century life and Major League Baseball during Ruths era. Equally important, the art captures Ruths irrepressible personality and joy in playing... (read more)

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Jeremy Lin: From the End of the Bench to Stardom
Jeremy Lin: From the End of the Bench to Stardom
by Bill Davis
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The world is exposed to an individual like Jeremy Lin only once in a generation. His journey has taken him from practicing lay-ups on the court at the local YMCA to hitting last minute game-winners on the grand stage at Madison Square Garden. This book... (read more)

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Play Ball, Jackie! (Single Titles)
Play Ball, Jackie! (Single Titles)
by Stephen Krensky
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"In 1947, a boy learns how his father got free tickets to the Opening Day game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves: Jackie Robinson is the Dodgers' new first baseman, and many fans are outraged. Matty's father also expresses his opinion: 'I... (read more)

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Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
by Chris Crowe
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Batter up for the first-ever children's book about Larry Doby, the first African-American player to hit a home run in the World Series. The year is 1948, and Homer and his daddy are baseball crazy. Ever since last season, when their man Larry Doby... (read more)

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Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson
by Charles Smith
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Born as Arthur John Johnson in the southern state of Texas, Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and persistence, he climbed the ranks, taking a swing and a jab and eventually busting... (read more)

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I Am #8: I Am Roberto Clemente
I Am #8: I Am Roberto Clemente
by Jim Gigliotti
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I was a baseball hero and an inspiring humanitarian. I am Roberto Clemente. A unique hero, Roberto Clemente is not only famous for his impressive baseball career, but also for his generous humanitarian efforts. Nearly 40 years ago, the same year he swung... (read more)

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Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio
Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio
by Robert Skead
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"Paige, a black baseball player who was a renowned pitcher well before the days of Jackie Robinson, wasn't permitted to play in the major leagues. But his reputation was such that when the Yankees wanted to test the mettle of a rookie named Joe DiMaggio,... (read more)

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Satchel Paige
Satchel Paige
by Lesa Cline Ransome
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Some say Leroy Paige was born with his right fist curled around a baseball. By the age of ten he could outthrow anyone, small or grown. When he wasn't toting baggage at the depot (that's how he earned money and the nickname "Satchel"), he was pitching... (read more)

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Today's Superstars: Sports)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Today's Superstars: Sports)
by Geoffrey M. Horn
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This high-interest/low reading level series gives readers an exciting, close-up look at some of today's hottest sports stars. Each book takes readers behind the headlines to reveal not only the early lives and inspirations, but the hard work and... (read more)

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Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth
Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth
by Robert Burleigh
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The man who made the game of baseball, George Herman Ruth, wasn't always the Babe. Once he was a boy playing ball on a dirt lot. Robert Burleigh and Mike Winner have created a stunning portrait of a legend--and of baseball's glory days.... (read more)

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David Beckham: Born to Play (All Aboard Reading: Level 3 (Paperback))
David Beckham: Born to Play (All Aboard Reading: Level 3 (Paperback))
by Ba Roth
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David Beckham is a world-famous soccer star and sports icon who now plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team. With an easy-to-follow narrative and action-packed full-color photos, this book is sure to score with young fans.... (read more)

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Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate
Moe Berg: The Spy Behind Home Plate
by Vivian Grey
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Ages 9 and up. In the race against Nazi Germany to develop the atomic bomb, who would have suspected that a major league baseball player would take a pivotal role? That very man was Moe Berg—masterful catcher, fluent in nine languages, an Ivy... (read more)

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On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf)
On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk (Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf)
by Matt Christopher
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Delving into the life of skateboarding sensation Tony Hawk, this biography examines how he began skateboarding at age nine and his performance at the 1999 ESPN X Games, where he astonished viewers by performing a trick thought impossible to do... (read more)

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Adrian Peterson (Amazing Athletes)
Adrian Peterson (Amazing Athletes)
by Jeff Savage
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Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings didnt waste any time proving that he belonged in the NFL. During his first season, Adrian set the all-time NFL record for most rushing yards in a game. He went on to be named Offensive Rookie of the Year. Follow... (read more)

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Jackie's Bat
Jackie's Bat
by Marybeth Lorbiecki
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EXTRA Superstars hit the big leagues! Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney and award-winning author Marybeth Lorbiecki take the field in this carefully crafted, fictionalized account of how Jackie Robinson broke through professional baseball's... (read more)

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Clemente!
Clemente!
by Willie Perdomo
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A little boy named Clemente learns about his namesake, the great baseball player Roberto Clemente, in this joyful picture book biography. Born in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente was the first Latin American player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of... (read more)

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Teammates
Teammates
by Tiki Barber
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Tiki and Ronde are brothers, best friends, and teammates on the Cave Spring Vikings football team. It's the last preseason game against their arch-rival Knights -- and the football is suddenly knocked out of Tiki's grip.andlt;iandgt; What gives,andlt... (read more)

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Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy
Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy
by Phil Bildner
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No one knew better than Shoeless Joe Jackson what was needed to become the best baseball player ever: a good bat. And no one knew more about bats than Ol' Charlie Ferguson of South Carolina, a good friend of Joe's. With love, nurture, and a lot of hard... (read more)

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Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe
Game, Set, Match, Champion Arthur Ashe
by Crystal Hubbard
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"A biography of African American tennis champion Arthur Ashe, a pioneering minority athlete known for his character, sportsmanship, and activism in social causes such as civil rights and HIV/AIDS awareness. Includes an afterword, author's note, and... (read more)

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Count Me in (Positively for Kids)
Count Me in (Positively for Kids)
by Cal Ripken
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Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr. tells young readers how the road to success in any field is rarely traveled overnight. In this book filled with color pictures and illustrations from his entire life, Cal shares his thoughts on how success is attained... (read more)

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