Brooks, Bruce  The Moves Make the Man

A black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship.

Crutcher, Chris  Stotan!

A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina.

Crutcher, Chris  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Daily class discussions on contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help.

Deuker, Carl  High Heat

When sophomore Shane Hunter's father is arrested for money laundering at his Lexus dealership, the star pitcher's life of affluence and private school begins to fall apart.

Dygard, Thomas J.  Forward Pass

To improve his struggling football team, Coach Gardner brings in a new wide receiver, Jill Winston.

Esckilsen, Erik E.  Offsides

Tom Gray, a Mohawk Indian and star soccer player, moves to a new high school and refuses to play for the Warriors with their insulting mascot.

Feinstein, John  Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

Johnston, Tim  Never So Green

In Iowa in the 1970s, twelve-year-old Tex overcomes his self-consciousness about his deformed right hand to take baseball lessons from his stepfather and his tomboy stepsister, who harbors a dark secret.

Koertge, Ronald  Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

When a fourteen-year-old baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss.

Lipsyte, Robert  The Contender

A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym.

Myers, Walter Dean  Hoops

A teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating his mistake.

Myers, Walter Dean  Slam!

"Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city.

Voigt, Cynthia  The Runner

As a dedicated runner, a teenage boy has always managed to distance himself from other people until the experience of coaching one of his teammates on the track team gradually helps him see the value of giving and receiving.

Wieler, Diana  Bad Boy

A.J. Brandiosa becomes the bad boy of the Cyclone hockey team, and learns that his best friend is gay, as he tries to cope with his own sexuality during his senior year in high school.


Chabon, Michael  Summerland

Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.

Lupica, Mike  Travel Team

After he is cut from his travel basketball team--the very same team that his father once led to national prominence--twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory.

O'Dell, Scott  Black Star, Bright Dawn

Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured.

Sweeney, Joyce  Takedown

A murderer on the run from the authorities crashes thirteen-year-old Joe's pizza party and takes him and his friends as hostages.


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