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Sports Biographies for Kids

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares

Mighty Jackie: the strike out queen by Marissa Moss ; illustrated by C.F. Payne

Lipman Pike: America's first home run king by Richard Michelson ; and illustrated by Zachary Pullen


Black Jack: the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans


You never heard of Willie Mays?! by written by Jonah Winter ; illustrated by Terry Widener


Brothers at bat: the true story of an amazing all-brother baseball team by written by Audrey Vernick ; illustrated by Steven Salerno


Basketball belles: how two teams and one scrappy player put women's hoops on the map by Sue Macy ; illustrated by Matt Collins


Twelve rounds to glory: the story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R. Smith Jr. ; illustrated by Bryan Collier


Miracle mud: Lena Blackburne and the secret mud that changed baseball by David A. Kelly ; illustrated by Oliver Dominguez


Something to prove: the great Satchel Paige vs. rookie Joe DiMaggio by Robert Skead ; illustrations by Floyd Cooper


Hoop genius: how a desperate teacher and a rowdy gym class invented basketball by John Coy ; illustrations by Joe Morse