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Double Team
by Amar'e Stoudemire
Eleven-year-old Amar'e Stoudemire starts competing in basketball tournaments with his two best friends, Deuce and Mike, and they are winning. After a few big wins, Amar'e starts getting attention from some of the older, more elite players in Lake Wales. Amar'e wants to elevate his game and the only way to do that is to move on.
Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter
by Carmella Van Vleet
After learning she can't take a cake decorating class with her best friend--partly because her parents consider her a quitter-- eleven-year-old Eliza tries to prove herself by sticking with a taekwondo class all summer.
Force Out
by Tim Green
When Joey has to compete with his best friend, Zach, for a single spot on an elite baseball team, he is forced to decide how far he is willing to go to win.
Game Changers
by Mike Lupica
When the coach's son, Shawn O'Brien, is chosen to play quarterback, eleven-year-old Ben McBain is not surprised--but when he tries to be a good teammate and help the inconsistent Shawn, he is startled to learn that his new friend does not really want the position.
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Game changers
McKenna
by Mary Casanova
Seattle fourth-grader McKenna Brooks, who lives for gymnastics, struggles with school work until Josie, a tutor confined to a wheelchair, helps her with reading comprehension and much more.
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McKenna Brooks
Play Makers
by Mike Lupica
Still living large off their incredible football championship win just weeks before, Ben McBain and his crew must now prepare for basketball season. Ben is known as the best point guard throughout the league. And now that Shawn O'Brien has joined their team, they are a shoo-in to win it all. But there is a new kid in town, Chase Braggs, a point guard like Ben who seems to be better, stronger, and faster.
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Game changers
Revive
by Michael A. Steele
Always the new kid in town, Jason Trevino spends his time skateboarding, and when three new friends show him the abandoned amusement park they have turned into a secret skatepark he is delighted--so when Jason's father shows up with a crew to renovate the park he has find a way to help both his friends and his father.
Saving the Team
by Alex Morgan
After moving to California, seventh-grader Devin is afraid she will not make the soccer team but finds, instead, a team is so bad that she is compelled to take the lead and turn it into something the players and coach can all be proud of.
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The Kicks
Say It Ain't So
by Josh Berk
Lenny gets jealous when Mike makes the school baseball team, but together they and Other Mike stumble upon a stealing signals scandal that could go further up than anyone knows.
The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
Updated 10/06/2014
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