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Game On with Your Favorite Athletes

Learn more about your favorite people in sports, or find out about someone new. 

Laila Ali : champion boxer by Norman D Graubart

The daughter of famous boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali is a boxing icon in her own right. But she is also a television personality and an advocate for health and fitness for women. Learn all about this inspiring woman and her amazing life.

Describes the life and accomplishments of the professional baseball player, from his early career to World Series triumph with the Florida Marlins to winning Major League Baseball's triple crown.

A historical picture book about Edith Houghton, a female baseball phenomenon who joined the professional women's team the Philadelphia Bobbies at the age of 10 and later became one of the few female talent scouts.

Phil Kessel by Matt Doeden

Phil Kessel was born into a sports-minded Wisconsin family, and it shows. He quickly became a star hockey player with a knack for scoring goals. Follow Kessels' ascent to an elite college hockey program and into the NHL and discover the challenges he's faced along the way.

Carli Lloyd by Jon M Fishman

Soccer hero Carli Lloyd knows how to score goals when her team needs them the most. She is one of the top players on the United States Women's National Team (USWNT). Read all about her journey to the top.

Traces the story of the deaf baseball player, who, after securing a position on a professional team for hearing players, endured prejudice and requested the use of hand signals that became a part of how the game is played today.

The first female pitcher to win a game in the Little League World Series describes her life and athletic exploits.

Describes the life and accomplishments of the professional baseball player known as "Big Papi," from his early career to his World Series triumphs with the Red Sox.

Manny Pacquiao by Jon M Fishman

Profiles the life and accomplishments of the world champion professional boxer, describing his youth, his numerous titles, and his election to the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

Looks at the life and career of Casey Stengel, from his days as a player on the Brooklyn Dodgers to his string of pennants and World Series wins as manager of the New York Yankees.

When Serena Williams first appeared on the tennis scene, nearly everyone saw her as the little sister of Venus. But it didn't take long for the younger Williams to prove herself to be a worthy competitor in her own right. Serena quickly began winning--and then winning some more. 

LeBron James by Marie Morreale

One of the biggest stars in NBA history, LeBron James has dominated the game of basketball in a way that few other players ever have. Readers will trace King James's career from his days as a high school superstar in Akron, Ohio, to his back-to-back NBA championships with the Miami Heat. They will also learn about LeBron's charitable activities off-the-court and find out what he is planning for the future.

Growing up Pedro by Matt Tavares

Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramón was the best pitcher he'd ever seen. He dreamed of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues. This is the story of how that dream came true.

Wilma Rudolph by Isabel Martin

Ready, set, go! Explore the life and achievements of Wilma Rudolph, an Olympic runner who was the first American woman to win three gold medals.


Ali : an American champion by Barry Denenberg

The story of famed boxing champion Muhammad Ali is more appealing and accessible than ever before when told as though it's happening in real time, through photographs and ephemera such as report cards and training regimens, and through newspaper articles, interviews, letters to the editor, and "breaking news" radio and TV transmissions that have been created by the author based on his extensive research.

Joltin' Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter

In the golden age of baseball, sports announcers ruled the radio, winning and losing was front-page news, and just about every young boy wanted to grow up to wear Yankee pinstripes, including Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr., a first generation Italian from San Francisco.

Although she's just 4 feet, 11 inches tall, Gabby Douglas made a larger-than-life impact on the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Read about this incredible athlete's journey from Virginia Beach to London gold.

Dorothy Mary Kamenshek was born to immigrant parents in Norwood, Ohio. As a young girl, she played pickup games of sandlot baseball with neighborhood children; no one, however, would have suspected that at the age of seventeen she would become a star athlete at the national level. 

Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed.

Lewis Tewanima : born to run by Sharon K Solomon

Chronicles the life of the Olympic athlete, from his youth in a Hopi village in Arizona to his forced education at a New Mexico boarding school and his subsequent athletic successes, including medaling at the 1912 Olympics.

Abby Wambach by Jon M Fishman

Profiles the life and career accomplishments of the international soccer star, including her early life, college career at the University of Florida, and playing for the U.S. women's national team.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias had one driving goal: to become the greatest athlete who ever lived. And she made good on that promise with a meteoric rise to famed basketball player, Olympic medalist, and top female golfer. But there was more to Babe than just sports. 

Usain Bolt by Jeff Savage

Usain Bolt has been the fastest runner in the world since the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2012, Usain set out to prove that he is still the world's fastest person. Once again, Usain took home three gold medals and set another world record. Learn more about Usain's journey from his childhood in western Jamaica to the top of the sports world.