Twelve Rounds to Glory

The Story of Muhammad Ali
Author: Charles R. Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763616922
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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A brief biography in verse of boxer Muhammad Ali.

Twelve Rounds to Glory


Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606147156
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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For use in schools and libraries only. A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the three-time heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life.

Stars in the Shadows

The Negro League All-Star Game of 1934
Author: Charles R. Smith Jr.,Frank Morrison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689866380
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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An account of the history-making All-Star Negro League is presented in a unique radio broadcast transcript format that gives play-by-play descriptions of the contributions of such legendary players as Satchel Paige, Turkey Stearness and Cool Pappa Bell. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of My People.

Dance with Me


Author: Charles R. Smith,Noah Z. Jones
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763622466
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text encourage the reader to wiggle, shake, and twirl to the beat.

I Am the World


Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr.,Charles R. Smith Jr.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442423021
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the diversity of cultures, languages, countries, and people of the world.

Chameleon


Author: Charles R. Smith Jr.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763652482
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Shooting the breeze with his boys. Tightening his D on the court. Making sure nobody's wearing blue or red, which some Crip or Piru would see as disrespect. Then back to Auntie's, hoping she isn't passed out from whiskey at the end of the day. Now that Shawn is headed for high school, he wonders if he'd be better off at the school in Mama's neighborhood, free of Compton's hassles. But then he wouldn't be with his fellas, or Marisol, who's been making star appearances in his dreams. With an eye to the realities of inner-city life, Chameleon takes on a teenager’s shifting moods, set to the beat of an urban summer.

Hoop Kings

Poems
Author: Charles R. Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763614232
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 37
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A collection of twelve poems that celebrate contemporary basketball stars, including Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, and Kobe Bryant.

Pick-up Game

A Full Day of Full Court
Author: Marc Aronson,Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763645621
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 170
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A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage.

The Mighty 12

Superheroes of Greek Myth
Author: Charles R. Smith
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316032026
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Meet the most impressive of the gods and goddesses of Olympus-and even a few monsters-and see them revealed for what they really were: ancient superheroes with the power to shift shape, move mountains, and change fate. In this innovative introduction to Greek mythology, energetic poems and dynamic comic book style illustrations create a seamless blend of the ancient and contemporary that depicts the gods in all their super-human glory.

Despite the Height

Inspired by the True Story Womens Basketball All-Star Ivory Latta
Author: Charles Smith,Ivory Latta
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543175639
Category:
Page: 28
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An inspiring true story of Women's Basketball All-Star, Ivory Latta, who learned to play basketball as a child, despite her height!

One Death, Nine Stories


Author: Marc Aronson,Charles R. Smith Jr.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763670839
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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How could one teenage boy’s life elicit other kids’ first experiences — even after he dies? Nine interconnected stories from nine top YA writers. Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job — at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising effects — and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts — first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life.

Words with Wings


Author: Nikki Grimes
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629792624
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Gaby daydreams to tune out her parents’ arguments, but when her parents divorce and she begins a new school, daydreaming gets her into trouble. Her mother scolds her for it, her teacher keeps telling her to pay attention, and the other kids tease her...until she finds a friend who also daydreams and her teacher decides to work a daydreaming-writing session into every school day. With a notebook “thick with daydreams,” Gaby grows more confident about herself and her future. This verse novel poignantly celebrates the power of writing and the inspiration a good teacher can deliver.

There's No Place Like Space


Author: Tish Rabe
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0679891153
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 44
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Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the planets, stars, and moons in our universe.

Black Jack

The Ballad of Jack Johnson
Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1596434732
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Tells the story of the first black heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Johnson, who rose through the ranks in the early twentieth century.

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb


Author: Al Perkins
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553539019
Category: JUVENILE FICTION
Page: 24
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Easy-to-read rhyming text describes what can be done on a drum with hand, fingers, and thumb.

Voices of Ancient Egypt


Author: Kay Winters,Barry Moser
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426304002
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Individual craftsmen, artists, and laborers describe the work that they do in Egypt during the time of the Old Kingdom, and the historical note places them in context.

What Is the World Cup?


Author: Bonnie Bader,Who HQ
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515158224
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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GOOOAAAAAL! Get ready for a front-row seat at the world's most-watched sporting event--the World Cup. Every four years, thirty-two of the best men's soccer teams from across the globe compete for the title of FIFA World Cup winner. Over one billion people tuned in worldwide to watch the final game of the 2014 competition, making the World Cup the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Summer Olympics! This book takes a look back at what has changed since the first tournament in 1930 and what lies ahead for the most popular sport in the world.

Just as Good

How Larry Doby Changed America's Game
Author: Chris Crowe
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763650269
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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An African American family in Cleveland, Ohio, listens on their new radio to the first game of the 1948 World Series, in which Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, won the game for the Cleveland Indians.

Hoop Queens


Author: Charles R. Smith, Jr.
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763635619
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 35
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A collection of twelve poems that celebrate contemporary women basketball stars, including Yolanda Griffith, Chamique Holdsclaw, and Natalie Williams.

Soccer Star


Author: Mina Javaherbin,Renato Alarcao
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763660566
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Dreaming of becoming a soccer star so that his mother won't have to work so hard, Paulo helps care for his little sister and prepares for his soccer game, but when a teammate is injured, Paulo's sister may be just who the team needs to win.