Alexander, Kwame The Crossover TEEN FIC ALEXANDER
Twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. A novel in verse. Grades 6-up.
Anonymous The Book of David TEEN FIC BOOK
A confessional diary follows the experiences of a football player star who copes with the pressures and expectations of harboring a dark secret that changes everything when revealed. Grades 9-up.
Bradley, John Call Me By My Name TEEN FIC BRADLEY
Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, where segregation and prejudice still thrive, two high school football players, one white, one black, become friends, but some changes are too difficult to accept. Grades 6-up.
Coy, John Crackback TEEN FIC COY
Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father, and pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs. Grades 8-up.
Dashner, James The Eye of Minds TEEN FIC DASHNER
Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out. Grades 8-up.
Deuker, Carl Runner TEEN FIC DEUKER
Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk. Grades 7-up.
Devine, Eric Press Play TEEN FIC DEVINE
While making a documentary to get himself into film school, Greg captures footage of a brutal hazing by the lacrosse team and must decide if he should release the film or keep the secret. Grades 9-up.
Draper, Sharon Tears of a Tiger TEEN FIC DRAPER
The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school. Grades 7-up.
Feinstein, John Foul Trouble TEEN FIC FEINSTEI
College recruiters are clamoring to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the #1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game. Grades 8-up.
Feinstein, John Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery TEEN FIC FEINSTEIN
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game. Grades 7-up.
Green, Dawn In the Swish NEW TEEN FIC GREEN
Bennett Ryan is a basketball player who propelled her team to a regional championship, but now she has switched schools and must confront a more complex world than she is used to. Grades 9-up.
Halpin, Brendan Shutout TEEN FIC HALPIN
Fourteen-year-old Amanda and her best friend Lena start high school looking forward to playing on the varsity soccer team, but when Lena makes varsity and Amanda only makes junior varsity, their long friendship rapidly changes. Grades 8-up.
Harris, Carrie Demon Derby TEEN FIC HARRIS
Once a true daredevil, South Carolina high school junior Casey is in remission from cancer when a terrifying encounter at a Halloween party leads her to become a demon-fighting roller derby girl. Grades 8-up.
Hoffmeister, Peter Brown This is the Part Where You Laugh NEW TEEN FIC HOFFMEIS
Sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence and a reptilian infestation. Grades 9-up.
Johnson, Shawn Flip Side TEEN FIC JOHNSON
An elite teenaged gymnast with Olympic dreams finds it hard to train when a irresistible guy comes along and threatens to throw her whole world off balance.
Kenneally, Miranda Racing Savannah TEEN FIC KENNEALL
He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin — cocky, popular, and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries. With her dream of becoming a jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either.
Kenneally, Miranda Stealing Parker TEEN FIC KENNEALL
Parker Shelton’s perfect life takes a turn when her mother’s scandal rocks their small town – Parker quits the softball team, loses twenty pounds, and starts a dangerous flirtation with the school’s new baseball coach. Grades 8-up.
Lipsyte, Robert Center Field YA FIC LIPSYTE
Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school. Grades 7-up.
Lipsyte, Robert Raiders Night TEEN FIC LIPSYTE
Matt Rydeck, co-captain of his high school football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses a vicious assault on a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs. Grades 10-up.
Lipsyte, Robert The Contender TEEN FIC LIPSYTE
Feeling the pressures of Harlem life and its drug problems, police, and street fights, a seventeen-year-old high school drop-out turns to boxing. Grades 10-up.
Luedeke, Lisa Smashed TEEN FIC LUEDEKE
Maine high school senior Katie Martin is set to win a field hockey scholarship until her life is derailed by drinking, a car accident, and an angry classmate. Grades 9-up.
Lupica, Michael Travel Team TEEN FIC LUPICA
After he is cut from his travel basketball team–the very same team that his father once led to national prominence–twelve-year-old Danny Walker forms his own team of cast-offs that might have a shot at victory. Grades 6-up.
Lupica, Michael True Legend TEEN FIC LUPICA
Fifteen-year-old Drew “True” Robinson loves being the best point-guard prospect in high school basketball, but learns the consequences of fame through both a former player and the man who hopes to be his manager when True reaches the NBA. Grades 6-up.
Mackey, Weezie Kerr Throwing Like a Girl TEEN FIC MACKEY
After moving from Chicago to Dallas in the spring of her sophomore year, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that joining the softball team at her private school not only helps her make friends, it also provides unexpected opportunities to learn and grow. Grades 7-up.
Mills, Emma First & Then TEEN FIC MILLS
Devon, a high school senior, wonders if she really wants to go to college, what to do with her cousin who has moved in with her family or if she really likes the football star at her school. Grades 8-up.
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert Dairy Queen TEEN FIC MURDOCK
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school’s rival football team, D.J. decides to go out for the sport herself, not anticipating the reactions of those around her. Grades 6-up.
Myers, Walter Dean Darius and Twig TEEN FIC MYERS
Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem. Grades 9-up.
Myers, Walter Dean and Ross Workman Kick TEEN FIC MYERS
Teenage soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges. Grades 6-up.
O’Connor, Heather M. Betting Game TEEN FIC O’CONNOR
Jack’s a star player on an elite soccer team along with his brother, Alex. The Lancers are on top of the league, even favored to win the National Championship. But the game’s about to change. A slick bookie wins Jack’s friendship and introduces him to illegal betting. Before long, Jack is hooked on the adrenaline rush, and early wins convince him that gambling could make him rich. Meanwhile, an ever-widening rift is forming between the two brothers. Suddenly, Jack’s ‘system’ fails and his luck runs out. How could a few losses pile up to a gut-kicking ten grand? When he can’t pay, the bookie gives Jack one way out–throw the National Championship. But can he betray his brother, his team and himself
Sheinmel, Alyssa B. Second Star TEEN FIC SHEINMEL
While 17 year old Wendy Darling looks for her missing surfer brothers, she meets friends and enemies, learns to surf, and falls in love. Grades 9-up.
Smith, Roland Peak TEEN FIC SMITH
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. Grades 7-up.
Spears, Katarina M. Breakaway: a Novel TEEN FIC SPEARS
After his sister dies, Jason Marshall counts on his three best friends and soccer teammates to be there for him. But he may have to go it alone at first. Grades 10-up.
Takanashi, Mitsuba Crimson Hero TEEN GRAPHIC CRIMSON
Nobara’s family wants her to inherit the role of “young mistress” serving rich patrons at her family’s old-fashioned Japanese restaurant. No thanks! When Nobara transfers to Crimson Field High School, known for its top-notch volleyball team, she learns her mother will stoop to dirty tricks to keep her off the court. Grades 7-up.
Tarttelin, Abigail Golden Boy TEEN FIC TARTTELI
Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend’s betrayal and the secret about Max’s intersexual identity. Grades 10-up.
Van Draanen, Wendelin The Running Dream TEEN FIC VANDRAAN
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again. Grades 7-up.
Volponi, Paul The Final Four TEEN FIC VOLPONI
Four players at the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament struggle with the pressures of tournament play and the expectations of society at large. Grades 9-up.