Sports Fiction

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A small sample of our library's newest sports fiction. (Nov. 2010)

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Sports Fiction

  1. 1. Slide Show Prepared By: Paula Trapani-Wiener, Librarian Lawrence Road Middle School November 2010
  2. 2. Touchdown Trouble By Fred Bowen Sam is proud that his touchdown in the final play of a game left his football team undefeated, but when a video recording of the game reveals that the touchdown was scored illegally, he and the other Cowboys must decide whether to reveal the truth. Includes facts about a similar situation faced by Cornell University's team after a game with Dartmouth in 1940.
  3. 3. Two Minute Drill By Mike Lupica Brainy Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school.
  4. 4. The Big Time: A Football Genius Novel By Tim Green Agents and lawyers come knocking after Troy leads his football team, the Atlanta Falcons, to the Georgia State Championship, but his life gets complicated when one of the lawyers turns out to be the father he never knew.
  5. 5. End Zone Thunder By Scott Ciencin Hank "Thunder" Wilde and Jonas "Lightning" Fine may be total opposites, but the tight ends both want to be team captain and their competition is putting their football team's chance at the state championship at risk.
  6. 6. Game By Walter Dean Myers Drew Lawson, counting on basketball to get him into college and out of Harlem, struggles to keep his cool when the coach brings in two white players and puts them in positions that clearly threaten Drew's game.
  7. 7. Go Big or Go Home By Will Hobbs Fourteen-year-old Brady and his cousin Quinn love extreme sports, but nothing could prepare them for the aftermath of Brady's close encounter with a meteorite after it crashes into his Black Hills, South Dakota, bedroom.
  8. 8. One-Handed Catch By Mary Jane Auch After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.
  9. 9. Rucker Park Setup By Paul Volponi While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened.
  10. 10. Skateboard Sonar By Eric Stevens Although blind, Matty is an excellent skateboarder, but when the former champion mocks him during the skating competition, Matty shows that seeing is not everything.
  11. 11. Summer Ball By Mike Lupica Thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp.

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