Sports Fiction: NPS

Air: A Novel By Monica Roe Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250798268
Availability: Not in the store. We can order it and should have it in store in 3-5 business days.
Published: Square Fish - January 10th, 2023

An action-packed, empowering middle grade novel about a girl who has to speak up when her wheelchair motocross dreams get turned upside down.


Ana on the Edge By A. J. Sass Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316458627
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Melissa and Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, this heartfelt coming of age story introduces a nonbinary athlete navigating a binary world.

Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure skating champion, is not a frilly dress kind of kid.


Defending Champ By Mike Lupica Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984836939
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

In this follow up to Triple Threat, New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica takes us to the soccer field in another empowering story--now in paperback!


Falling Short By Ernesto Cisneros Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062881731
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 14th, 2023

Ernesto Cisneros, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Efrén Divided, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt novel about two best friends who must rely on each other in unexpected ways. A great next pick for readers who loved Ghost by Jason Reynolds or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez.


Fox Point's Own Gemma Hopper: (A Graphic Novel) By Brie Spangler Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593428481
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2023

A heartwarming graphic novel about a baseball-obsessed 7th grader, trying to find her place in the sports world and her family.


How to Win a Slime War By Mae Respicio Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593302705
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Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2023

Two kids face off in an epic battle to see who can sell the most slime, while navigating sticky situations with friends and family.


Not Talking about You By Kevin Heronjones Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781459417076
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Published: James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers - January 1st, 2023

Khalil, a young Black boy, starts at a new school and is excited to join the basketball team--until he begins to experience and witnesses subtle and not-so-subtle forms of racism among his new teammates. Khalil struggles with how to react and stand up for himself and others against his new friends who have taken him in.


Taking Up Space By Alyson Gerber Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338186017
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 3rd, 2023

From beloved author Alyson Gerber comes another realistic contemporary novel perfect for fans of Judy Blume.

Sarah loves basketball more than anything. Crushing it on the court makes her feel like she matters. And it's the only thing that helps her ignore how much it hurts when her mom forgets to feed her.

But lately Sarah can't even play basketball right.


Ten Thousand Tries By Amy Makechnie Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534482302
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

A middle school soccer whiz’s determination to keep things from changing is tested when his father’s ALS symptoms worsen in this “heart-tugging and uplifting” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) story about growing up and facing loss, perfect for fans of Shouting at the Rain.

Twelve-year-old Golden Maroni is determined to channel his hero, soccer su


Golden Arm By Carl Deuker Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780358667940
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Published: Clarion Books - August 23rd, 2022

In this riveting story about baseball and brotherhood, a boy from the wrong side of the tracks finds himself pitching his way out of poverty—one strike at a time. By “a premier author of provocative YA sports novels” (The Bulletin).


Wrong Side of the Court By H.N. Khan Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735270893
Availability: Likely on our shelves now
Published: Tundra Books - February 7th, 2023

Fifteen-year-old Fawad has big dreams about being the world's first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA. A first-generation Pakistani coming-of-age story for fans of David Yoon and Ben Philippe.