Inside MLB profiles each of the 30 franchises in Major League Baseball. Each book is a beginner's history of that team, covering the beginnings of the franchise, the greatest and lowest moments of the team, and the best players and managers. Fun facts, anecdotes, and sidebars round out the story of each club, allowing your readers to get Inside MLB!
Playmakers introduces young readers to their current heroes on and off the field. These brief narratives summarize each player's life and career to date and draw attention to accomplishments beyond their athletic skill as well as career highlights thus far. Short, informative sidebars add to the engaging, easy-to-read text, making Playmakers a hit for any reader in your library!
Legendary Athletes introduces readers to the people who have made significant impacts both athletically and socially. Muhammad Ali: Boxing Champ & Role Model highlights Muhammad Ali's childhood and rise to fame. Career highlights, battles along the way, and humanitarian contributions are also discussed. The boxing champ's lasting legacy is told through informative sidebars, captivating photos, and engaging text.
"Te name Billie Jean King may not be as well known as it once was, but it's certainly at home in the Legendary Athletes series. Readers are initially drawn in by the story of the 1973 death match between King and Bobby Riggs--an exhibition game to establish if a woman could beat a man in tennis. The accessible and well-written narrative moves chronologically, beginning with King's early life before covering her tennis triumphs, including a more detailed explanation of the Kings-Riggs tennis match and her life after she left the sport. Well integrated throughout is much information about King's transformative role in society as a proponent of women's rights and a bisexual. Without being explicit, the book frankly discusses King's affair with her assistant, which let to a court battle, and the feelings she had for both her husband and another woman tennis player...A time line, fact page, source notes, and other back matter are appended." --Booklist