Tag Archives: Sports

Sean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya Preminger

Sean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya PremingerSean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya Preminger is a book aimed at middle-grade readers about a mom and son’s visit to Barcelona to see the Barca soccer team play, explore the city, and maybe meet the boy’s hero, Messi. Expertly illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto, it’s a spirited adventure through a foreign city, and an ode to the world’s most popular sport.…

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Review: Rubber Match by Marcus Cootsona

★★★★ Rubber Match by Marcus Cootsona

There is a clear line between comic fiction and intelligent social satire, and Marcus Cootsona’s novel, Rubber Match, treads a careful dance between the two, providing an entertaining narrative, but never letting readers forget that they are enjoying the handily crafted prose of a witty wordsmith.…

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Odes on Ali by David A. Bates

Odes on Ali by David  A. BatesOdes on Ali by David Bates is a poetic account of the life and times of Muhammad Ali. Covering each one of Ali’s fights in rhyming verse, it’s a backstage pass beyond a traditional biography that covers all the blood, sweat and tears of Ali’s life.…

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Golden Gloves: rap-novel by G. Petrov & M. Salita

Golden Gloves: rap-novel Golden Gloves: rap-novel is one of the most unique reading experiences you’ll have. Written in rhyming verse, it tells the story of a Jewish immigrant from Odessa who wins a Golden Gloves boxing tournament. The book covers heady issues such as anti-Semitism, immigration, poverty, and the cut-throat world of amateur boxing.…

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Review: Silence in Center by Jody Studdard ★★★★

Silence in Center by Jody StuddardSilence in Center by Jody Studdard is a heartwarming addition to the Softball Star series.

Melody Gold is a fourteen-year-old fastpitch player who wants to advance from Little League to select ball. The problem is finding a team that will let her play.…

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Review: High Road: Chasing the Yellow Jersey by David Chauner

★★★★½ High Road: Chasing the Yellow Jersey

High Road: Chasing the Yellow Jersey, by David Chauner, will make your heart race.

Kurt Dufour grew up in a world of wealth and privilege. Adulthood hits him hard when at the age of nineteen he’s accused of murder.…

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Review: Approaching Twi-Night by M. Thomas Apple ★★★★

Approaching Twi-NightApproaching Twi-Night by M. Thomas Apple is an eloquent and tender novel about the minor league baseball pitcher, John “Ditch” Klein, and his on-again off-again relationship with the sport of baseball. He’s got a critical manager, critical family members, and his heart’s not entirely into the game.…

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Review: The Favorite by Franklyn C. Thomas

favoriteSecond chances are rare, no matter how much a person wants them. When Michael Dane is given a second chance he has to make the toughest decision in his life. What’s the decision? You have to read The Favorite to find out.…

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