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Warren of West Point

by R. G. Emery

Larry Warren has to learn about self-confidence and friendship during his first year at West Point.

Point Last Seen

by Hannah Nyala

This is a true story about a woman who, after escaping the brutality and violence of an abusive marriage, becomes a tracker with search-and-rescue teams in the Mojave Desert.

Black, Bay and Chestnut

by C. W. Anderson

This book gives profiles of twenty of the most famous horses of the day. From Man O'war, king of the race track, to Heatherbloom horse able to jump like Pegasus, to Bob the great milk horse these stories bring to light the personality and beauty of our four footed equine friends.

Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion

by Arthur Ashe

Ashe's diary of the 1973-74 tennis season, one of his most successful as a player.

Roller Skates

by Ruth Sawyer

A Newbery Medal Winner!<P><P> Growing up in a well-to-do family with strict rules and routines can be tough for a ten-year-old girl who only wants to roller skate. But when Lucinda Wyman's parents go overseas on a trip to Italy and leave her behind in the care of Miss Peters and Miss Nettie in New York City, she suddenly gets all the freedom she wants! Lucinda zips around New York on her roller skates, meeting tons of new friends and having new adventures every day. But Lucinda has no idea what new experiences the city will show her.... Some of which will change her life forever.

A Touch of Greatness

by C. W. Anderson

Turf history is emblazoned with the great names that have adorned it--Man o' War, Colin, Sysonby, Exterminator, Count Fleet--but a little applause should be reserved for those not so richly endowed by nature who yet performed splendidly. Out of lesser cloth they fashioned their banners, substituting honesty for speed or courage for stamina. These are not great horses, perhaps. but of what they had they gave generously, often overcoming natural handicaps to give thrilling performances. They had color, appeal and, at least, a touch of greatness

Bowling

by Ruth E. Tandy Joan L. Martin Charlene Agne-Traub

This is a general reference about bowling, including history, playing tips, etc.

Tangerine

by Edward Bloor

Paul Fischer is not excited about moving to Florida with his family. And he is not happy about living the "Erik Fisher football dream" like his father is. Paul tries to sign up to play soccer at his new middle school but because of his Vision impairment is denied. But when a sink hole opens up beneath his school, he is given a new chance at Tangerine Middle School where be becomes a substitute but still can take pride in being a War Eagle. In the meantime, things in their new housing development are becoming difficult. Home owners complain about insects, robberies, a muck fire that will not go out, and the death of two people in the town. One by accident, he was being struck by lightning and another under shady circumstances. Paul sees things going on that his mom and dad are blind or or don't want to see. Can he get up the courage to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth, even if it will make his life at home very difficult? Great story for anyone interested in the underdog.

Away Went the Balloons

by Carolyn Haywood

From the bookjacket: This ingenious book is about a very special holiday: Balloon Day that is celebrated at Blue Bell School each May. The pupils release balloons with a tag asking the finder to send a message back to the owner. The school is real, the holiday takes place, but the adventures of the seven balloons Carolyn Haywood relates here are the product of her imagination. Lynette and her first-grade classmates let their balloons float away with a maximum of excitement and a minimum of efficiency. Six are soon heard from. They end up in an odd assortment of places: a circus, a children's hospital, a tree house, a sailboat, a clothesline, and a dog show. Lynette, however, does not get a letter, and she is bitterly disappointed. Then, in the most surprising adventure of all, Lynette discovers her own balloon, and it turns out to be the only one ever to come back to school. Each of the eight chapters is a story in itself. Together they make a book that offers an astonishing variety of mood and incident.

Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation

by John Carlin

Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, "Invictus" tells the story of Nelson Mandela's ambitious plan to use South Africa's national rugby team to engage the still deeply divided country.

For the Win

by Cory Doctorow

A provocative and exhilarating tale of teen rebellion against global corporations from the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, a a call to arms for a new generation. Not far in the future, in the twenty-first century, it's not just capital that's globalized: labour is too. Workers in special economic zones are trapped in lives of poverty with no trade unions to represent their rights. But a group of teenagers from across the world are set to fight this injustice using the most surprising of tools - their online video games. In Industrial South China Matthew and his friends labour day and night as gold-farmers, amassing virtual wealth that's sold on to rich Western players, while in the slums of Mumbai 'General Robotwallah Mala Marshalls and her team of online thugs on behalf of the local gang-boss, who in turn works for the game-owners. They're all being exploited, as their friend Wei-Dong, all the way over in LA, knows, but can do little about. Until they begin to realize that their similarities outweigh their differences, and agree to work together to claim their rights to fair working conditions. Under the noses of the ruling elites in China and the rest of Asia, they fight their bosses, the owners of the games and rich speculators, outsmarting them all with their unbeatable gaming skills. But soon the battle will spill over from the virtual world to the real one, leaving Mala, Matthew and even Wei-Dong fighting not just for their rights, but for their lives.

Angelina's Birthday Surprise

by Katharine Holabird

What will Angelina Ballerina get for a special birthday surprise? A new pair of ballet slippers? Not quite.

The Exercise Book for People Who Don't Exercise

by Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention

Exercise is fun. Exercise is safe. There's a form of exercise for everyone (including those who are not enthusiastic about the idea of climbing into running shoes) You'll be hooked within a few months, and wouldn't give up your exercise for anything.

Feel no Fear: The Power, Passion and Politics of a Life in Gymnastics

by Bela Karolyi Nancy Ann Richardson

This book, written by one of the most well-known and contervercial coaches in gymnastics history, follows Bela Karolyi from his boyhood in a remote part of the Former Soviet Union to his Olympic glory with stars such as Nadia Comeneci and Mary-Lou Retton. He, along with his wife Marta, have created a gymnastics dynasty that is remarkable.

Akiak A Tale of the Iditarod

by Robert J. Blake

From the Book Jacket: It is Iditarod day. Fifty-six dog teams will race through 1,151 miles of rugged Alaskan terrain from Anchorage to Nome. Akiak knows these miles well. As lead dog, she has raced the incredible trail before, but never won. She is ten years old: if she is going to win, it must be now. When snow hurts her paw on the fourth day out, Mick, her musher, must leave her behind and continue the race without her. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But Akiak doesn't know about rules. She is a lead dog, and her place is with the team. Nothing, not blizzards, not breaking ice, not the people out to catch her, will stop Akiak from catching up to her team. The question is, can the team still win? Robert J. Blake's majestic snow-scapes will lead you through this unforgettable tale of a dog with a hero's heart, a dog who will not give up. Akiak will leave you cheering.

Touching the Void

by Joe Simpson

A dangerous mountain-climbing experience.

Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big

by Jose Canseco

A star of Major League Baseball tells the story of wide-spread use of steroids throughout the sport.

Iditarod Memories: 30 Years of Poster Art from the Last Great Race

by Jona Van Zyle

A collection of annual posters from the official artist of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Included are stories about how each of the first 30 posters came to be created, and the stories they tell about the race.

Sport Psychology

by Richard Cox

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

Sociology of North American Sport

by Stanley Eitzen

Exploration of North American sporting rituals through the lens of sociology.

Silver Birch (Connie McGuire #1)

by Dorothy Lyons

This story of a girl and a horse is by an author experienced in riding and training horses. It takes place in a small Michigan town and the surrounding farm country. There are other girls who have horses too, and they all take part in good times and adventures, including starting a Girl Scout troop during a time when local troops are still a novelty across the country. But the story belongs to Connie and Silver Birch, the wild white mare who has roamed the countryside unmastered until Connie takes her in hand. There is a real quality of suspense in the struggle of wills between girl and horse before Connie's patient efforts are rewarded. "A sound knowledge of horsemanship displayed against a thoroughly American background."-New York Times.

Cyclops Doesn't Roller Skate (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #22)

by Debbie Dadey Marcia Thornton Jones

There are some pretty weird grownups living in Bailey City. But could the doctor who has come to check everyone's eyes really be a Cyclops, a giant with just one eye in the middle of his forehead? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out.1 "I don't think a Cyclops would come all the way to Bailey City just to check our eyes." Howie said. Melody nodded. "And a Cyclops definitely doesn't roller-skate," she told Liza. "Liza's been watching a few too many movies," Eddie suggested. "The TV has warped her mind." Liza folded her arms in front of her. "You can tease me all you want, but I think Dr. Polly is a Cyclops. And I'm going to prove it."

Fat City

by Leonard Gardner

A fighter's dressing room in a seedy arena, lovemaking on a river levee, a back-breaking day of farm labor - Gardner lays his people's lives open to the bone.

Copper Khan (Connie McGuire #4)

by Dorothy Lyons

Connemara McGuire, well known readers of Golden Sovereign, Midnight Moon, and Silver Birch, is happily contemplating a long summer vacation her first day home from college, when a horse trailer is forced off the road near Shamrock Stables. Connie rushes out to help, and when one of the young thoroughbreds is about to be shot because of a broken leg, Connie pleads for a chance to save him and is given the horse by an owner whose only interest is in racing. This impulsive act leads Connie herself to the race tracks eventually. Copper Khan gives every indication of being a winner-with plenty of stamina, an unusually long stride and a fighting spirit. Slowly Copper Khan builds a fine reputation until his former owner, jealous of Connie's success, tries by fair means and foul to bar Copper Khan from the tracks. Just before the most important race of the season the Khan, who has been injured in a bad fight with Golden Sovereign, develops a painful swelling on his withers. Then it is that Connie calls upon the gypsies who had promised to help her whenever she was in need because she once had saved the lives of some gypsy children. All the excitement, anxiety, and thrill of horseracing and the gallantry of spirited horses are captured in a story which sweeps the reader along to the grand finale.

Smoke Rings (Ginny Atkins #2)

by Dorothy Lyons

When Ginny Atkins, by quick thinking, saved an impulsive stranger and the handsome gray horse he could not control from a near fatal accident, she had no idea that this would change the next three years of her life. After the incident, Ginny suddenly found herself the new owner of Smoke Rings, Mr. Pollard's Thoroughbred hunter. And the improbable dream she had admitted only to herself-of trying for the U. S. Equestrian Olympic Team-came a step closer to reality. Coached by a former Olympic rider, Ginny devoted all her energies to achieving perfection of performance with Smoke Rings. But the road to the Olympics was demanding, grueling, and expensive. The relentless training required dedication to withstand its monotony, and the frustrations and sacrifices were not easy for a fun-loving high school senior. Dorothy Lyons, an expert horsewoman herself and the accomplished author of many horse stories for girls, has written an absorbing book, which reaches a dramatic climax at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. There, amid the colorful international hubbub, Ginny's long-treasured dream is realized against the impressive pageantry of the Seventeenth Olympiad.

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