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Jenner, Caitlyn

Summary: "Imagine denying your core and soul. Then add to it the most impossible expectations that people have for you because you are the personification of The American Male Athlete." Bruce Jenner, the celebrated Olympic icon and later the patriarch of one of the most famous families in the world, seemed to be living a dream life of success, fame, and prosperity. But the all-American image and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JENNER, CAITLYN JEN

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Hillenbrand, Laura

Summary: In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ZAMPERINI, LOUIS HIL

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "Jesse Owens smashed records throughout his track and field career. In 1936, he made history at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Owens won four gold medals, combating Adolf Hitler's message of Nazi superiority." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 OWE

Buford, Kate.

Summary: The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe, arguably the greatest all-around athlete the United States has ever seen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THORPE, JIM BUF

Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers goose-stepping, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four Olympic gold medals and single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. This is the intimate and complex tale of the courage of one remarkable man.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Biles, Simone

Summary: "Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team" --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2016

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Wetzel, Dan

Summary: "Well before Simone confronted the pressure of the Olympics, she faced real-life challenges as a kid while moving in and out of foster care. With the support and love of her family, she rode an unwavering drive to make history and grew into an incredible role model and activist--not to mention one of the greatest athletes of our time."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BIL

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: A biography of Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, focusing on how his boyhood education set the stage for his athletic achievements which gained him international fame and Olympic gold medals. Author's note details Thorpe's life after college.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2004

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Raisman, Aly

Summary: Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Schaap, Jeremy.

Summary: In 1936, against a backdrop of swastikas flying and storm troopers looming, an African-American son of sharecroppers set three world records and won an unprecedented four gold medals, single-handedly crushing Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games is that of a high-profile athlete giving a performance that transcends sports--but it is also the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OWENS, JESSE SCH

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: "Meet Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez! Hernandez's life story is examined from her childhood in New Jersey where she began gymnastics at age five, to the 2015 US Junior Titleon the way to being chosen for the women's gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where she won one gold and one silver medal. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HER

Summary: Check out what's new and what's cool in this latest visual guide to sports and the athletes who play them!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Home Entertainment, Inc. 2014

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 796 BEC

Lajiness, Katie

Summary: "Meet Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! Phelps's life story is examined from his childhood in Maryland where he began swimming at age eleven on his way to five world championships. Learn about Phelps's Olympic career in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio de Janeiro games throughout which he won 23 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze medals."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Buddy Books, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PHE

Agar, Johnny

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Summary: "The incredible story of Johnny Agar, born with cerebral palsy and who doctors thought would never walk, overcoming the odds to participate in long-distance endurance races with his dad pushing him, until the final mile when he walks across the finish line." - provided by publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dexterity 2021

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Beard, Amanda

Summary: In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEARD, AMANDA BEA

Fagan, Kate

Summary: A sports journalist relates the story of Ivy League freshman and track star Maddy Holleran, who seemingly had it all and succeeded at everything she tried, but who secretly grappled with mental illness before taking her own life during the spring semester.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.85 FAG

Zirin, Dave

Summary: "A veteran sportswriter interviews high school athletes, college athletes, pro athletes and others involved in the nationwide movement to "take a knee" in response to police brutality"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 ZIR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.4 ZIR

Contents: disc 1. Broke (79:00) / director, Billy Corben ; 9.79 (79:00) / director, Daniel Gordon -- disc 2. There's no place like home (59:00) / directors, Maura Mandt and Josh Swade ; Benji (77:00) / directors, Coodie and Chike ; Ghosts of Ole Miss (51:00) / director, Fritz Mitchell -- disc 3. You don't know Bo (76:00) / director, Michael Bonfiglio ; Survive and advance (101:00) / director, Jonathan...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ESP

Manta, Karina

Summary: "A memoir of Karina Manta, the first female member of USA Figure Skating to come out as queer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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Burgan, Michael

Summary: Discusses the life of the famous African American track and field star who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Black History Burgan 2017

Nocera, Joseph

Summary: "Indentured tells the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decided to fight the hypocrisy of the NCAA, which blathers endlessly about the purity of its "student-athletes" while exploiting many of them: The ones who get injured and drop out because their scholarships have been revoked. The ones who will neither graduate nor go pro. The ones who live in terror of accidentally...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio / Penguin 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796 NOC

Buckley, James

Summary: Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who became an Olympic legend and challenged Hitler's dream of Aryan superiority.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 OWE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET OWENS

Summary: "Age of Champions is the award-winning documentary about five athletes [Doug Adams, George Riser, Jarol and Leah Duerksen, Charles Wilson, George Gentilhomme, and The Water Wizards] who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You'll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AGE

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