Her Fearless Run

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 she was as a child, and how Althea could never stop moving.  When Althea found…

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 new school and on a new elite track team that she is now a part…

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 fighting in the war. Part history and part historical fiction, the reader learns about the…

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 it’s time to go outside and look for important favorites of ours like pretty rocks…

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 competitive figure skater.  Tillie’s parents are rather uninvolved in her skating, and she is often…