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Lundin, Britta

Summary: ""What if I played football?" I ask. As soon as it's out of my mouth, I feel stupid. Even suggesting it feels like I've overstepped some kind of invisible line we've all agreed not to discuss. We don't talk about how Mara is different from other girls. We don't talk about how Mara is gay but no one says so. But when I do stuff like this, I worry it gets harder for us all to ignore what's right...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LUN

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC LUN

Ruhlman, Michael

Summary: After breaking his leg and having his summer plans and college dreams dashed, high school football star Theo Claverback finds a new purpose and relationship while working as a prep cook in a high-end French restaurant, but soon discovers the harsh realities of the culinary world and the risks of crossing the wrong people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2024

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Hibbert, Talia

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Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors--and each other. Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He's a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top in all his classes . . . except the ones he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Joy Revolution, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2023

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Walsh, Bee

Summary: "Jack is at the top of his game. He's a senior running back on the football team, dominating every opponent in his way. To everyone else, Jack is totally in control. In reality, he struggles with an eating disorder that controls every aspect of his daily life. When Jack starts using steroids, he feels invincible, but will the steroids help him win the big game, or will he lose everything he's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2020

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WAL

Payton, Belle

Summary: "Twintercepted! Alex is thrilled to find out she's won a contest to produce her own piece on the local news. What a great way to show her crush, high-schooler Luke, that she's supermature for her age! And then a juicy story falls in her lap. The Tiger Cubs' biggest rival is refusing to play Ava's team because she's a girl! Ava doesn't know what to do: Should her team not play, or should she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2015

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC PAY

Green, Tim

Summary: Cory has always been passionate about football. But life for him and his single mom has been hard, making it difficult for Cory to play. And though Cory is a good kid, he's constantly surrounded by negative influences. But when the coach from an elite private school with one of the best football programs in the country recognizes his talents on the field, Cory is presented with an unbelievable...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Korman, Gordon

Summary: "Forced to take Physical Education Equivalency, aka "Slugfest," in summer school so he can maintain his star spot on the JV football team, Yash recruits his fellow PE rejects to train with him and pass this course, an endeavor that turns into a summer he'll never forget"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KOR

Patterson, James

Summary: "Philadelphia is in a state of shock over the fate of two hometown heroes: Eagles starting quarterback Archie Hughes, and his even more famous wife, Grammy-winning singer Francine Hughes. One spouse is murdered. The other is suspect #1. Even before the case hits the courtroom, it's the hottest ticket in town. For the defense: Cooper Lamb, private investigator to the stars. For the prosecution:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2023

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Shusterman, Neal

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Summary: After an especially rough tackle on the football field, Ash thinks he might be suffering some permanent damage, because suddenly stop signs are blue and always have been. After the second universe-altering hit, he drives a Beemer instead of a Dodge, and a pair of interdimensional twins promises him answers. The more universes he visits, the more Ash has to face perspectives he never thought to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Summary: A drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, black halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRI

Henning, Sarah

Summary: "When high school junior Liv Rodriquez is kicked off her private school's softball team and loses her scholarship she must join her new school's football team to prove she can be a team player, all while falling for the star quarterback"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Poppy, Little, Brown and Company 2020

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Phillips, Susan Elizabeth

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Summary: When Brett, the hottest sports agent in the business, and Rory, the sister of his superstar client, meet and have a disastrous one-night stand, resulting in murder, they find things getting messy, dangerous, heartbreaking and sexy as they struggle with themselves, each other and love.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2024

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Buford, Candace

Summary: When his best friend is unfairly arrested and kicked off the team, Russell Boudreaux kneels during the national anthem in an effort to fight for justice and, in an instant, falls from local stardom to become a target of hatred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Inkyard Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BUF

Herron, Rachael

Summary: When the daughter of a local police chief and dispatcher makes a horrific 911 call, the whole town jumps into action. JoJo is disorientated; she has been raped and beaten at the home of pro footballer Kevin Leeds. She doesn't know what happened to Kevin's trainer, whose beaten corpse is also discovered in the house. And she has no idea where her best friend Harper, who was with her earlier in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HER

Russo, Meredith

Summary: Eric: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side--as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC RUS

Whalen, Marybeth Mayhew

Summary: When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they'd watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they're faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other carthe only one to surviveis believed to be at fault. As rumors...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WHA

Cameron, W. Bruce

Summary: Ruddy McCann, former college football star, has experienced a seismic drop in popularity; he is now a full-time repo man in Kalkaska, Michigan and part-time bouncer at his sister's bar. His best friend is his low-energy Basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing a voice in his head. The voice introduces himself as Alan...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Cameron 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: M CAM

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: MYSTERY CAM

Fram, John

Summary: Reluctantly returning to his small hometown when his star football player brother goes missing, Joel Whitley reconnects with the local sheriff, who begins to suspect former classmates in her search for her own missing brother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hanover Square Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FRA

Shippen, Lauren

Summary: Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond "typical." Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy--he feels the emotions of everyone...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHI

Atkins, Ace.

Summary: "The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser returns in an outstanding new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. Kinjo Heywood is one of the New England Patriots' marquee players-a hard-nosed linebacker who's earned his reputation as one of the toughest guys in the league. When off-field violence repeatedly lands Heywood in the news, his slick agent hires...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATK

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATK

Patterson, James

Summary: "The city is in a state of shock over the fate of two hometown heroes: Eagles starting quarterback Archie Hughes, and his even more famous wife, Grammy-winning singer Francine Hughes. One spouse is murdered. The other is suspect #1. Even before the case hits the courtroom, it's the hottest ticket in town. For the defense: Cooper Lamb, private investigator to the stars. For the prosecution:...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Evanovich, Stephanie

Summary: Tyson Palmer, a heartthrob quarterback, has it all: a million-dollar arm, a winning season, and the promise of a Super Bowl ring. Tyson, football's biggest star, more importantly, is the ultimate comeback kid. After an addiction to painkillers nearly derailed Tyson's career, he got sober and went from zero to hero in the eyes of the public. But one person remains unconvinced: Dani Carr, a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Evanovich 2016

Grisham, John.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GRI

Jenkins, Jerry B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2001

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC JEN

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