5 Sports Book Recommendations

Whether you enjoy stories of first love, competition, real-life drama or underdogs rising to the top, these books centered on sports will appeal to you teen readers who love the thrill of the game:

1. “A Short History of the Girl Next Door” by Jared Reck
Matt has loved Tabby, his best friend and neighbor, for as long as he can remember. When a terrible accident changes everything, Matt isn’t sure if he’ll ever recover. This is a full-of-emotions story of first love and basketball for all.

2. “Tumbling” by Caela Carter
Told from the point of view of five Olympic gymnasts, “Tumbling” shines a light on the challenges of women’s gymnastics. With behind-the-scenes drama, politics, and fierce competition.

3. “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina” by Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince
From an orphanage in Sierra Leone to the stage in America, this is the true story of Michaela DePrince and her rise to becoming a ballet star.

4. “Running Full Tilt” by Michael Currinder
When his family is forced to relocate due to his older brother’s violent outbursts, Leo joins the track team and discovers a talent for cross-country running.

5. “Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win” by Rachel Ignotofsky
This beautifully illustrated book features 50 profiles of female athletes from the 1800s to today, infographics (visual images), art, and tons of interesting facts.

Which book would you read first? Enjoy whichever you choose, and tell us all about it when you finish!

My tip is that you read the books outside after you have the Best Outdoor Workout

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