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Catch That Pass!
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Jim could be a great linebacker, if only he didn't panic every time someone tried to tackle him. He manages to avoid it...by dropping the ball. Will his fear get the better of him, or can he overcome it to be there for his team? Fans of football will enjoy this fast-paced read, which includes lots of action on the field.
Date read: 7/20/2009
Audience: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
The boy who tells this story of Roberto Clemente, the great baseball player, is named Clemente. His father is president of The Bronx Roberto Clemente Fan Club. The book is a tribute to a man considered to be one of the finest baseball players ever. Besides being a great baseball player, he was a wonderful human being. He never gave up even when people called him ugly names. Spanish words and phrases help tell the story. Sadly, the baseball player lost his life in an airplane accident as a group was taking supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Pictures by the artist, Bryan Collier, are bright, cheerful and help tell the story.
Awards nominated: 2013 Monarch Nominee
Date read: 3/19/2012
Audience: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
Dominic has always wanted to climb mountains and his dream is to be part of Summit Sports quest to send the youngest person ever to climb Mt. Everest. Can he survive the brutal training camp and be chosen for the elite squad of four climbers? If you enjoy this book, you'll want to read the two fast-paced sequels to find out who makes it to the summit of Everest and what the journey demands from the climbers.
Date read: 8/19/2010
Cool as Ice
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Chris is an incredible ice skater: he's been taking figure skating lessons all his life. But figure skating isn't fun anymore, and Chris knows he's not good enough to become an Olympic athlete. When he notices hockey tryouts at the rink where he skates, he decides he'll give hockey a shot. It seems like everything's against him: Chris is small for his age, his mother thinks hockey is dangerous, and he's never played before. Will he make the team, or just embarrass himself? Does he have what it takes to be a hockey player?
Date read: 8/18/2009
Audience: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
When Irene arrives at her first soccer practice in Italy, where her family is staying for the year, she is dismayed to discover she's the only girl on the team. Furthermore, some of the boys make it all too obvious that she is not welcome. Accustomed to being one of the stars, she is now relegated to the sidelines. Even her Italian grandmother tries to dissuade her from playing, telling her she cannot be respected as a woman if she plays such a masculine sport. Is it worth it to pursue the sport she loves in the face of all the obstacles? Soccer fans will appreciate this title for the strong focus on the sport, and those who have been outsiders will recognize the struggles Irene faces. Additionally, those who are interested in foreign languages or have studied them will find this story valuable for the introduction to the usage of the Italian language in the context of the culture.
Date read: 1/7/2010
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