Fiction and non-fiction books featuring football.

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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Josh Berk

MYS TEEN BERK

When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.


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Crackback
John Coy

TEEN COY

Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father, and pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs.


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Running Loose
Chris Crutcher

TEEN CRUTCHER

Louie, a high school senior in a small Idaho town, learns about sportsmanship, love, and death as he matures into manhood.


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Payback Time
Carl Deuker

TEEN DEUKER

Overweight, somewhat timid Mitch reluctantly agrees to be the sports reporter for the Lincoln High newspaper because he is determined to be a writer, but he senses a real story in Angel, a talented football player who refuses to stand out on the field—or to discuss his past.


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November Blues
Sharon M. Draper

TEEN DRAPER

A teenaged boy’s death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin, who gives up a promising music career to play football during his senior year in high school.


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Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl
John Feinstein

MYS TEEN FEINSTEIN

Fledgling fourteen-year-old sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at the Super Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co-anchor job on a ground-breaking teen sports show.


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Next Man Up: A Year Behind the Lines in Today's NFL
John Feinstein

SPORTS FOOTBALL FEI

John Feinstein goes behind the scenes of this closed sport as he takes his readers through an NFL season – all the ups and downs, the procession from 100 degree heat in training camp to frigid cold in January and the week-to-week pressures faced by the coaches and players – in an illuminating and entertaining look at the most lucrative sport in America.


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Out of His League
Pat Flynn

TEEN FLYNN

In a small West Texas town, an Australian exchange student becomes a star on the football field and soon finds himself torn between the lure of America and the ties that bind him to his home in Australia.


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The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game
John Feinstein

MYS TEEN FEINSTEIN

Eighth-grade sportswriters Stevie and Susan Carol up to solve a mystery at the famous Army-Navy football game.


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Invisible
Pete Hautman

TEEN HAUTMAN

Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends—one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and theater—who grew up together and share a bond that nothing can sever.


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Stupid Fast
Geoff Herbach

TEEN HERBACH

Just before his sixteenth birthday, Felton Reinstein has a sudden growth spurt that turns him from a small, jumpy, picked-on boy with the nickname of Squirrel Nut to a powerful athlete, leading to new friends, his first love and the courage to confront his family’s past and current problems.


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Catching Jordan
Miranda Kenneally

ROM TEEN KENNEALLY

Jordan Woods is the female captain and quarterback of her high school football team and is fine with being treated like “one of the guys,” as long as she lands an athletic scholarship for college, but when a new kid shows up, Jordan gets competition for her starting position and discovers she is developing a crush.


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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
Michael Lewis

BIOGRAPHY OHER

Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.


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Raiders Night
Robert Lipsyte

TEEN LIPSYTE

Matt Rydeck, co-captain of his high school football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses the rape of a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs.


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Inexcusable
Chris Lynch

TEEN LYNCH

High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong.


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Dairy Queen
Catherine Gilbert Murdock

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.


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Recruited (Surviving Southside)
Suzanne Weyn

TEEN SURVIVING

Kadeem Jones is a star quarterback for Southside High. He is thrilled when college scouts seek him out. His visit to Teller College is amazing but then NCAA officials accuse Teller’s staff of illegally recruiting top talent. Will Kadeem decide to help their investigation, even though it means the end of the good times? What will it do to his chances of playing college football?


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