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Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis’ Fleet-of-Foot Girl

Written by: Megan Reid Illustrated by: Laura Freeman For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Women in Sports, Segregation, Trailblazer, Black Culture & Identity.  Summary:  Althea Gibson was the first Black person to win a Wimbledon trophy!  This book talks about how sporty…

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Patina

Written by: Jason Reynolds Cover Art by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: YA Middle Grades Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Family, Grief, Death, Social-Emotional Growth, Sports, Women in Sports, Growing Up, Coping, Friendship, Black Culture & Identity. Summary: Patina is just trying to do her best at a…

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Players in Pigtails

Written by: Shana Corey Illustrated by: Rebecca Gibbon For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Women in Sports, Historical Figures, Baseball, Feminism.  Summary: This is a great book about the phenomenon of women’s baseball teams around WWII, when most of the men were off…

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Introducing: Annahita and her Hot Air Balloon Adventures!

Happy Saturday folx!  After a few waterlogged days here in New England, we were graced with a sunny afternoon.  Naturally, we spent it inside doing boring but necessary things like cleaning, laundry, and of course working on the website!  Now…

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Spinning

Written & Illustrated by: Tillie Walden For ages: Young Adults and up Language: English Topics Covered: Sports, LGBT Youth, Growing Up, Women in Sports, Figure Skating, Family, Love.  Content Warning: Assault. Summary: This book is a graphic memoir of the 12 years Tillie spent as a…

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