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By Lexy Timms. 2021
La atleta de salto de altura Jani Felix participa en un recorrido completo en la Universidad de Gatica, una escuela…de la División Uno de la NCAA. Está decidida a completar las NCAA, así como disfrutar del año con su nueva compañera de habitación, Aileen Nessa, una vallista de Ohio. Lo que intenta evitar es centrarse en uno de los mejores nadadores del equipo universitario, Carter Daily. Cuando las notas de Jani empiezan a bajar, guarda silencio, temerosa de pedir ayuda. Cuando los resultados de su rendimiento empiezan a descender, ya no puede ocultarlo. Debe decidir si se va a hundir o a nadar.
By Gianluca Ellena. 2021
La historia de Yasir, un joven afgano que se convierte en boxeador siguiendo a su familia por Irán, Estados Unidos…y finalmente de regreso a Afganistán donde se convierte en policía. Nouruz, la festividad persa que coincide con el equinoccio de primavera, es el tema recurrente de la historia de Yasir, un joven afgano de Herat que descubre el día de Nouruz tener talento para el boxeo durante un tradicional pic nic con su familia. Pasó su infancia durante el gobierno de los talibanes y un día su familia decide mudarse a Irán, donde continúa boxeando, ganando el título amateur intercontinental de peso crucero. Tras el derrocamiento de los talibanes, la familia de Yasir vuelve a Herat donde su padre, un conocido médico, conoce a un colega estadounidense que le ofrece a Yasir la posibilidad de ser boxeador profesional en Estados Unidos. Lejos de casa, Nouuz sigue iluminando la existencia de Yasir hasta que cuando en medio de una brillante carrera como profesional del boxeo, el joven decide dejar los Estados Unidos para regresar a su País profundamente cambiado.
By Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell. 2004
Joey is sure he will not get along with the exchange student from Nicaragua who is staying with his family…for a year, but they find common ground on the baseball field.
By Matt Christopher. 1954
By Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell. 2004
When Matt Harper steps off the plane, he knows his life is about to change. For one thing, he'll be…living with his uncle for a year. For another, compared to Chicago, Dragon Valley is tiny. But so long as Matt can hit the slopes with his snowboard, he figures he'll get along okay.
By Matt Christopher, Robert Hirschfeld. 2004
ast season, Julian Pryce was the star center on his undefeated, state championship basketball team. But this year will be…different. He's the only starter returning to the Tornadoes. At the first practice, he finds himself surrounded by bench-warmers and rookies. Julian knows everyone will be looking to him to lead the team, but he doesn't want the responsibility. How can he possibly replicate last year's miracle run? Eventually, Julian comes to realize that it's not just about him--and that there really is no 'I' in 'team.'
By Matt Christopher. 2004
Jennifer Capriati was a teen tennis phenom at age thirteen. Then, like many other athletes who begin their professional careers…in their early teens, Capriati began to feel burdened by the pressures of fame, fortune, and the need to win. Three years after her professional debut, Capriati had learned to hate the game of tennis. She bowed out of the scene to try to live the life of a normal teenager -- but that, too, proved to be difficult, and after some very public mistakes, Capriati decided to turn her life around and try to regain her love of the sport. In 1996, she re-emerged on the tennis scene. She stumbled a few times, but by the turn of the century she had proven that she still had the skills, talent, and determination to be a superstar. This exciting biography traces the life of one of tennis's most controversial stars. For more information on the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf, please turn to the last pages of this book.
By Tim Green, Derek Jeter. 2021
Jalen DeLuca applies his baseball genius to his own playing in the follow-up to Tim Green and Derek Jeter&’s New…York Times bestselling novel Baseball Genius.Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. But he&’s more than just a fan and a talented player; Jalen is a baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. His unique ability helped him save the career of the Yankees&’s star baseman, James &“JY&” Yager, by signaling the pitches from the stands. Now turning his focus to his own baseball career, Jalen has to put his genius into action in new and untested ways. But without the stats and information he has on the pro players, analyzing the pitchers seems impossible. And even if he knows what the pitch will be, actually hitting it takes more than intuition. As if the pressure of the team and drama with his friends weren&’t enough, one major event changes everything—Jalen&’s mom comes back into his life. Can Jalen work through it all to hit a grand slam and make his baseball dreams a reality?
By Lisa Bowes. 2019
Lucy et ses amis sont au parc quand ils voient Ava jouer au basketball avec son cousin Jermain, qui est…joueur professionnel. Jermain propose aux enfants une leçon sur les principes du jeu et une partie à trois contre trois. Une fois l’entraînement terminé, Jermain les invite à venir le voir jouer dans une vraie partie. Lucy, Ava et leurs amis encouragent Jermain et ses coéquipiers, en gardant un œil sur les compétences qu’ils ont acquises pendant la journée. Lucy joue au basketball est le cinquième titre de la collection «?Lucy Tries Sports?» et vient à la suite d’albums sur le hockey, le soccer, le patinage de vitesse et la luge. La collection encourage les enfants à être actifs et à participer à des activités sportives et récréatives. Pour découvrir ce que Lucy essaiera ensuite, visitez www.lucytriessports.com
By Ruth Welsford. 2019
Cherry Blossom was strong! He could pick up an opponent by his mawashi belt and lift him out of the…ring. He was agile! He could dodge with his big body, then, quick as lightning, thrust his opponent beyond the dohyo. But for all his strength, Cherry Blossom felt powerless when an earthquake struck his beloved country. The many faces of strength, courage, love, loss, and how this informs our actions in times of adversity are at the center of this story while capturing the spectacle of the art of Sumo.
By Kwame Alexander. 2016
<P>Like lightning <br>you strike <br>fast and free <br>legs zoom <br>down field <br>eyes fixed <br>on the checkered ball <br>on the goal…<br>ten yards to go <br>can't nobody stop you <br>can't nobody cop you... <P>In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER, soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. <P>This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!
By Ona Carbonell. 2021
LLega el cuarto volumen de la saga de Ona Carbonell, ¡sumérgete en su mundo! Elena tiene muy claro su objetivo:…¡competir y llegar a lo más alto como nadadora de sincronizada! Y lo más sorprendente de todo es que... ¡puede convertirse en sirena! Pero últimamente está un poco preocupada: en casa hay tensión porque no puede ser sincera con su padre, no termina de encajar con su nueva compañera de dúo y además parece que su amiga Eva quiere seguir su propio camino, sin las E-girls... Todo está del revés y tener a Lucas lejos lo hace aún más difícil. ¿Podrá hacer que todo vuelva a la normalidad?
By Fred Bowen. 2012
Josh and his talented travel league soccer teammates are having trouble coming together as a successful team--until he convinces them…to try team-building exercises.Thirteen-year-old Josh tries out for the United, an elite travel league soccer team, and is thrilled when he makes the cut. But once the season is underway, he discovers that the practices are grueling and the other team members are prone to hogging the ball. All the other players are talented, but they each seem to be playing for themselves and not for the team. They can't seem to pull together enough to win a single game. Tired of always being in the losers bracket, Josh begins to wonder if he made a mistake by leaving his old team and his buddies. Should he quit the United?But just when Josh is about to give up on his new team, he makes a discovery: While doing a homework assignment about the World Cup soccer championships, he learns that the 1999 United States Women's World Cup team faced similar difficulties. Individually they were excellent athletes, but they just couldn't work together. How did the 1999 team win it all that year? By using team-building exercises. Fired up by this idea, Josh convinces his coach to try the same approach. At first his teammates are skeptical, but with time they turn the United into a real team!
By Fred Bowen. 1999
Marcus is tall, strong, and the best basketball player on his team--except at the foul line.At the end of an…important game, Marcus misses crucial free throws and his team loses. Afraid of being fouled and failing again, he stops playing aggressively and beings passing up chances to score.But when he learns a silly-looking technique that works, Marcus must decide if he is willing to put his pride on the line in order to succeed.
By Fred Bowen. 1998
Michael and his basketball teammates are eager to compete, but don't believe their team can win without a tall player.Then…they discover the full-court press, mastered in the 1960s by the UCLA Bruins on their way to the NCAA championship. Can this strategy be what they're looking for when they go head-to-head with taller teams?
By Fred Bowen. 1996
More than anything, T. J. wants to be a pitcher. But he's smaller than his teammates, and his pitches just…don't pack the power they need to strike out the batters.When T. J. learns about one of baseball's early heroes, Pittsburgh Pirate Rip Sewell, he decides to try Sewell's secret weapon.But will his teammates give T. J. the chance to prove that he can be a pitcher? And will T. J.'s secret pitch help lead his team to victory?
By Fred Bowen. 2011
Can street ball and technical play mix it up on the court and score wins for the team? Can Ben…convince Hud to leave his hotshot style back on the pickup court?Ben and Logan are looking forward to basketball season playing on the Roosevelt High School freshman team. Ben figures he's a shoo-in to play shooting guard and Logan will be the team's center. But their perfect team still needs a perfect point guard.The two boys discover Antonio "Hud" Hudson at the local rec center, where fast-paced pickup games are the rule. Hud looks like just what the team needs--an instinctive passer with fancy moves. Even better, Hud is coming to Roosevelt!Roosevelt's tough coach has one rule for the boys: no pickup basketball. Later, when Ben finds Hud playing at the rec center--in violation of the rules--he has to make a decision. Does he turn Hud in, or does he keep his mouth shut? As captain, can Ben somehow help Hud balance his passion for the game and his dedication to the team?
By Fred Bowen. 1997
The Reds and the Cubs are battling for the first place in the Rising Stars League. The Reds need a…victory in today's game to push ahead in the standings.Kyle, the Reds center fielder, wants to win so much that he secretly cheats--just a little--to clinch the game for his team. His teammates go wild with victory. His parents beam with pride.Suddenly Kyle feels uneasy. But what can he do? He's a winner--and he can't turn back now . . .
By Fred Bowen. 2010
Jack throws the fastest pitches in the league, but lately his blazing fastballs haven't been enough to stay ahead of…the batters. His coach wants him to slow down and learn new pitches to throw strikes.A former college player has offered to help, but Jack's eyes are still on the radar gun. Can Jack resist bringing the heat?
By Fred Bowen. 2010
Jake Daley loves baseball. He loves playing for the Red Sox in the Woodside Baseball League. He loves playing short…stop. Most of all, he loves to win.So Jake is excited when new kid Adam Hull joins the team. Adam can do it all--pitch, hit and field. But soon Jake's excitement beings to fade. As the Red Sox rack up win after win, Adam's talents dominate every game. Jake can't help but wonder:Do he and the other players even matter?