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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED (through 9/22/24)

Book List: Sports

Sachem Public Library

Gravity / Sarah Deming

Gravity / Sarah Deming

Sixteen-year-old Gravity Delgado has been breaking records and competitors since she started boxing with a legendary coach at age twelve, and now will reach the Olympics if her home life and romance do not distract her.
Far from normal / Becky Wallace

Far from normal / Becky Wallace

Maddie is sick of Normal—both her hometown of Normal, Illinois and being the ‘normal’ sibling. When she lands a summer internship with a sports marketing firm, she finally has a chance to crawl out of her genius brother’s shadow, and a glowing letter of recommendation could secure her admission to her dream college. But when the company tasks her with repairing the image of teen soccer phenom, she wonders if she’s set herself up for embarrassment.
We are the Wildcats / Siobhan Vivian

We are the Wildcats / Siobhan Vivian

A toxic coach finds himself outplayed by the high school girls on his team in this deeply suspenseful novel, which unspools over twenty-four hours through six diverse perspectives.
On the road to find out / Rachel Toor

On the road to find out / Rachel Toor

When Alice is rejected by her first choice college, she goes out for her first ever run on New Year's Day, a pursuit that soon leads her into an athletic world marked by unexpected challenges and realizations about her own endurance.
Bright burning stars / A. K. Small

Bright burning stars / A. K. Small

Sharing a bond forged by respective tragedies and a fierce love for dance, two lifelong ballet students question what they would do for their careers, and the affections of a popular dancer boy, when the body of a fellow student is found in the dorms just before the start of their final year.
The contender / Robert Lipsyte

The contender / Robert 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. He learns it’s the effort, not the win, that makes the boxer—that before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender.
Finding her edge / Jennifer Iacopelli

Finding her edge / Jennifer Iacopelli

From a family of figure skating royalty, with gold medalist parents and an older sister headed to the Olympics, Adriana Russo fights to win the biggest competition of her life while trying not to let her heart get in the way.
In the same boat / Holly Green

In the same boat / Holly Green

To redeem herself in her father’s eyes, Sadie must complete a 260 mile river race that tests her like never before, especially when she is forced to row with her worst enemy.
Bunheads / Sophie Flack

Bunheads / Sophie Flack

Hannah Ward revels in the competition, intense rehearsals, and dazzling performances that come with being a member of the corps de ballet, but after meeting musician Jacob she begins to realize there could be more to her life.
Taking up space / Alyson Gerber

Taking up space / Alyson Gerber

Twelve-year old Sarah is used to being the star on her basketball team, playing with her best friends, but suddenly she finds that her body is changing and she does not understand why she cannot keep up on the court, plus she does not understand why her mother has gotten so weird about food, binging on candy while forgetting about dinner, and she really does not understand why she told Benny, her crush, about her mother--but when Benny offers to teach her how to cook and suggests she partners with him in a cooking competition she starts to find a way to stand up for herself and change her life for the better.
Michigan vs. the boys / Carrie S. Allen

Michigan vs. the boys / Carrie S. Allen

Forced by budget cuts to join the boys’ hockey team, a talented young athlete endures hazing from her male teammates that escalates into assault, compelling her to choose between her college ambitions and staying silent.
The captain / Chris Kreie

The captain / Chris Kreie

When a scandal upsets the high school soccer team, the captain, Malik, struggles to bring his team back together and learn to trust a new coach.
Throw like a girl / Sarah Henning

Throw like a girl / Sarah Henning

When high school junior Liv Rodriquez is kicked off her private school's softball team and loses her scholarship she must join her new school's football team to prove she can be a team player, all while falling for the star quarterback.
Hooper / Geoff Herbach

Hooper / Geoff Herbach

For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam’s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he’s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future. But life is more complicated off the court. When an incident with the police threatens to break apart the bonds Adam’s finally formed after a lifetime of struggle, he must make an impossible choice between his new family and the sport that’s given him everything.
Long bomb / Eric Howling

Long bomb / Eric Howling

Fourteen-year-old Ed secretly wishes he could play for his Calgary High Mustangs team. He worries that he's too tall, too skinny and too insecure -- the exact opposite of star quarterback Tyrone.
Tumbling : a novel / Caela Carter

Tumbling : a novel / Caela Carter

Five aspiring Olympic gymnasts, Grace, Wilhelmina, Leigh, Camille, and Monica struggle with their ambitions, insecurities and secrets while participating in the two-day U.S. Olympic Trials for Gymnastics, after which their lives will change forever.
The edge of anything / Nora Shalaway Carpenter

The edge of anything / Nora Shalaway Carpenter

After a chance encounter, loner photographer Len and volleyball star Sage develop an unlikely friendship that enables them to begin facing their inner demons.
Bruised / Tanya Boteju

Bruised / Tanya Boteju

When the trauma of surviving the accident that killed her parents compels her to engage in high risk activities, Daya immerses herself in the beautiful and brutal world of roller derby before discovering herself challenged in unexpected ways.
The other side of perfect / Mariko Turk

The other side of perfect / Mariko Turk

An emotional story about a former ballerina who is thrust back into 'normal' high school after a life-changing injury, and who comes to terms with life without her passion as well as discrimination in the ballet world.
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