The Football Girl by Thatcher Heldring
In the summer before high school, Tessa's decision to play football, instead of running cross-country, affects her blossoming romance with football prospect Caleb, her relationship with best friends Marina and Lexie, and her home life with her politically ambitious mother.
Hooper by Geoff Herbach
Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
Knockout by K.A. Holt
Levi was once a premature baby who suffered from respiratory problems; he recovered, and now in seventh grade, he struggles to demonstrate to his divorced mother and overprotective brother that he is okay--so when his father suggests he take up boxing he falls in love with the sport, but he still must find a way to convince his family to set him free to follow his dream.
How It Feels to Fly by Kathryn Holmes
Sam is an aspiring professional dancer beset with anxiety. She is sent to a summer treatment camp for teen artists and athletes who are struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. If she can learn to cope with sharing her feelings, she just might realize her dream.
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince and Elaine Deprince
BIOGRAPHY JNF DEPRINCE
The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.
Winger by Andrew Smith
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town by Warren St. John
SPORTS TEEN SAI
Shares the inspirational story of a youth soccer team comprised of refugees from around the world who, under the guidance of a formidable female coach, helped to transform their Georgia community.
Biggie by Derek E. Sullivan
Henry "Biggie" Abbott has hidden behind his weight for years, and although he is the son and stepson of two of Finch, Minnesota's most famous athletes, he prefers academic success until the girl of his dreams suggests he join the baseball team, and, with his stepbrother's help, he discovers he is a great pitcher
Running with Lions by Julian Winters
Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie Sebastian Hughes should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing, and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood-best-friend Emir Shah shows up at summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him