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Slam Teen Book Slam

Hornby, Nick.
TEEN HORNBY

At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.




Catching Jordan Teen Book Catching Jordan

Kenneally, Miranda.
TEEN KENNEAL

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though. She leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position ...suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.




Pop Teen Book Pop

Korman, Gordon.
TEEN KORMAN

Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.




Center field Teen Book Center field

Lipsyte, Robert.
TEEN LIPSYTE

Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school.




The contender Teen Book The contender

Lipsyte, Robert.
TEEN LIPSYTE

A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you don't know anything until you try.




The batboy Juvenile Book The batboy

Lupica, Mike.
J LUPICA

Even though his mother feels baseball ruined her marriage to his father, she allows fourteen-year-old Brian to become a bat boy for the Detroit Tigers, who have just drafted his favorite player back onto the team.




Dairy queen :   a novel Teen Book Dairy queen : a novel

Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.
TEEN MURDOCK

After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's rival football team, sixteen-year-old D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her.




Cricket man Teen Book Cricket man

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.
TEEN NAYLOR

Thirteen-year-old Kenny secretly calls himself "Cricket Man" after a summer of rescuing creatures from his family's Bethesda, Maryland, pool, which gives him more self-confidence and an urge to be a hero, especially for his depressed sixteen-year-old neighbor, Jodie.




Bittersweet Teen Book Bittersweet

Ockler, Sarah.
TEEN OCKLER

Hudson Avery gave up a promising competitive ice skating career after her parents divorced when she was fourteen years old and now spends her time baking cupcakes and helping out in her mother's upstate New York diner, but when she gets a chance at a scholarship and starts coaching the boys' hockey team, she realizes that she is not through with ice skating after all.




Ball don't lie Teen Book Ball don't lie

Peña, Matt de la.
TEEN PENA

Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream.




The Berlin Boxing Club Teen Book The Berlin Boxing Club

Sharenow, Rob.
TEEN SHARENO

In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.




Peak Teen Book Peak

Smith, Roland, 1951-
TEEN SMITH

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.




Curveball : the year I lost my grip Teen Book Curveball : the year I lost my grip

Sonnenblick, Jordan.
TEEN SONNENB

After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he's becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.




Knights of the hill country Teen Book Knights of the hill country

Tharp, Tim, 1957-
TEEN THARP

In his senior year, high school star linebacker Hampton Greene finally begins to think for himself and discovers that he might be interested in more than just football.




PrettyTough :   a novel Teen Book PrettyTough : a novel

Tigelaar, Liz.
TEEN TIGELAA

Two feuding sisters from Malibu, California, take their rivalry to the soccer field when both girls make the high school team.




The running dream Teen Book The running dream

Van Draanen, Wendelin.
TEEN VAN DRA

When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.




Black and white Teen Book Black and white

Volponi, Paul.
TEEN VOLPONI

Two star high school basketball players, one black and one white, experience the justice system differently after committing a crime together and getting caught.




The Final Four Teen Book The Final Four

Volponi, Paul.
TEEN VOLPONI

Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large.




The boy in the dress Teen Book The boy in the dress

Walliams, David, 1971-
TEEN WALLIAM

"Dennis' life is boring and lonely. His mother left two years ago, his truck driver father is depressed, his brother is a bully and, worst of all, "no hugging" is one of their household rules. But one thing Dennis does have is soccer---he's the leading scorer on his team. Oh, and did we mention his secret passion for fashion?"--Jacket.




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