In the News: Athletes and Activism

The books featured below include stories of athletes who, either by choice or by circumstance, found themselves involved in one or more social issues of the day. If you're looking for children's books on the topic, check out the materials at end of the list. 

Jackie Robinson : an integrated life by J. Christopher Schutz
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook
Who is Muhammad Ali? by James Buckley
Also available in: e-book
Arthur Ashe by Jennifer Strand

Describes the life and career of Arthur Ashe, including his childhood, the racial issues he faced as a professional athlete, and his legacy.