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  Cover Art: Pick-up Game : a Full Day of Full Court Pick-up Game : a Full Day of Full Court
A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.
170 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shark Girl Bingham, Kelly L., 1967-
Shark Girl
After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, 15-year-old Jane, an aspiring artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes it imposes on her day-to-day life and her plans for the future.
276 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Soccerland Choat, Beth
One day I'm going to play for the U.S. Women's National Team.' That's what Flora Dupre promised her mom before she died of cancer. And now Flora's dream of playing for the U.S.A. just might be coming true. Flora's received the invitation of a lifetime: the chance to try out for the Under-15 U.S. Girls' Soccer Team at the International Sports Academy. She struggles to hold her own as she grapples with new positions, injuries, the world's most frustrating coach, and contempt from other players who would love to see her fail. But Flora is a big, strong Dupre girl -- and she's not going to give up easily.
231 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Leverage Cohen, Joshua
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.
425 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Box Out Coy, John
Box Out
High school sophomore Liam jeopardizes his new position on the varsity basketball team when he decides to take a stand against his coach who is leading prayers before games and enforcing teamwide participation.
276 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pinned Flake, Sharon
Adonis is smart, intellectually gifted and born without legs; Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade -- but Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life whatever he or her best friend thinks.
228 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Rash Hautman, Pete
In the late twenty-first century, Bo, after being falsely accused of spreading a rash throughout his school, is sold into forced labor at a pizza factory in the Canadian tundra where he's promised early parole if he joins an illegal football team, while, at home, his school project takes on a life of its own.
249 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Cracking the Ice Hendrickson, David H.
Cracking the Ice
In 1968, when 14-year-old Jessie Stackhouse wins a hockey scholarship to an elite New Hampshire boarding school, it seems the only thing standing between him and his dream of one day being the second African American to play in the National Hockey League is bigotry.
366 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Stupid Fast Herbach, Geoff
Stupid Fast
Just before his 16th 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.
311 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Slam Hornby, Nick
At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.
309 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of Control Jasper, Rick
Out of Control
"Carlos 'Trip' Costas is a fiery shortstop with many talents and passions. His father is Julio Costas, a famous singer. Unfortunately, Julio is also famous for being controlling and sometimes violent with Trip. When Trip decides to take a break from baseball to focus on his own music, his father threatens to stop donating money to the team.
114 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: POP Korman, Gordon
Lonely after a midsummer move to a new town, sixteen-year-old high-school quarterback Marcus Jordan becomes friends with a retired professional linebacker who is great at training him, but whose childish behavior keeps Marcus in hot water.
260 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Spotting for Nellie Lowell, Pamela
Spotting for Nellie
After a terrible car accident leaves her gymnast sister with a brain injury, sixteen-year-old Claire struggles with guilt for the accident, helping her sister recover, and boyfriend problems.
296 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Big Field Lupica, Mike
The Big Field
When fourteen-year-old baseball player Hutch feels threatened by the arrival of a new teammate named Darryl, he tries to work through his insecurities about both Darryl and his remote and silent father, who was once a great ballplayer too.
243 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Boost Mackel, Kathryn
Thirteen-year-old Savvy's dreams of starting for her elite basketball team are in danger when she is accused of taking steroids.
248 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Mermaid Park Mayall, Beth
Mermaid Park
Sixteen-year-old Amy escapes family difficulties by immersing herself in her job at a mermaid-themed water show.
248 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Shooting Star McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
Shooting Star
Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.
273 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Front and Center Murdock, Catherine Gilbert
Front and Center
Other folks have big plans for D.J. Like her coach. College scouts. All the town hoops fans. A certain Red Bend High School junior who's keen for romance and karaoke. Not to mention Brian Nelson, who she should not be thinking about! Who she is done with, thank you very much. But who keeps showing up anyway . . .
256 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Troy High Norris, Shana
Troy High
Best friends Cassie and Greg get caught in the middle of a decades-old football rivalry between their high school teams, the Spartans and the Trojans, in this novel loosely based on Homer's classic tale, The Iliad.
263 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bittersweet Ockler, Sarah
Hudson Avery gave up a promising competetive ice skating career after her parents divorced when she was 14 years old and now spends her time baking cupcakes and helping out in her mother's upstate New York diner, but when she gets a chance at a scholarship and starts coaching the boys' hockey team, she realizes that she is not through with ice skating after all.
378 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
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