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Harris, Duchess

Summary: "In 1947, black baseball player Jackie Robinson broke through Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson Breaks Barriers examines this historic event from multiple perspectives, including those of Robinson himself, his wife, Rachel, and broadcaster Red Barber. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 796.357092 HAR

Summary: "In 1946, Branch Rickey ... owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous color line when he signed Jackie Robinson ... to the team. The deal put both men in the crosshairs of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field win over...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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Jacobs, Sally H.

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Summary: "A captivating book that brilliantly reveals an American sports legend long overlooked. Sally Jacobs tells the riveting story of Althea Gibson, my personal hero, who overcame daunting odds - on the tennis court and off - to stand at the world pinnacle of her sport and became an inspiration to many." - Billie Jean King In 1950, three years after Jackie Robinson first walked onto the diamond at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OLY

Summary: The documentary explores the intersection between Colin Kaepernick's anthem protests and the reactions they spurred in the United States, revealing unique insights into America's ongoing racial turmoil.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Maraniss, Andrew

Summary: A biography of the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference details his struggles against racism, persistence of will, and role as a civil rights trailblazer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ryle, Robyn

Summary: "This book looks at the intersection of sports and identities, using sports to reveal the complicated history of gender, sexuality, race, and social justice while connecting those stories to the world of today's athletes. It highlights the ways sports often contribute to inequalities, but also how they can help make the world more accepting"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 306.4 RYL

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "In an era of discrimination, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's race barrier. Facing harassment, he stayed focused on the game, becoming the MLB Rookie of the Year in 1947 and later a baseball legend"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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

Headen, Sandra W.

Summary: In 1939 North Carolina, an all-Black baseball team "trespasses" on the whites-only baseball field, and the resulting racial outrage can only be resolved on the mound.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HEA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HEA

Rothenberg, Ben

Summary: "A deeply reported, revealing biography of tennis phenomenon and activist Naomi Osaka, telling the untold story behind her Grand Slam-winning career, her headline-making advocacy for racial justice and mental health, and the challenges of a life in the international spotlight"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OSAKA, NAOMI ROT

Hoena, B. A.

Summary: "This graphic biography traces Colin Kaepernick's road from young sports standout to athlete and activist. As Kaepernick protested violence against African Americans, he lost his career in football but gained a voice heard worldwide" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KAP

Doeden, Matt

Summary: "This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.4 DOE

Dunkel, Tom.

Summary: Dunkel traces the rise of a Bismarck integrated squad and follows them through their ups and downs, focusing on the 1935 season, and the first National Semi-Pro Tournament in Wichita, Kansas--a decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 DUN

Feinstein, John

Summary: Commentators, coaches, and fans alike have long touted the diverse rosters of leagues like the NFL and MLB as sterling examples of a post-racial America. Yet decades after Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a display of Black power and pride, and years after Colin Kaepernick shocked the world by kneeling for the national anthem, the role Black athletes and coaches are expected...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Matejka, Adrian

Summary: A groundbreaking graphic portrait of boxing legend Jack Johnson, Last On His Feet offers a front-row seat to the Battle of the Century. On the morning of July 4, 1910, thousands of boxing fans stormed a newly built stadium in Reno, Nevada, to witness an epic showdown. Jack Johnson, the world's first Black heavyweight champion--and most infamous athlete in the world because of his race--was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSON, JACK MAT

Stanton, Tom

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 AARON, H Stanton

Fleming, Crystal Marie

Summary: "An overview of the roots and legacies of racial bias and white supremacy in the United States."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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2 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 FLE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.8 FLE

Anthony, David

Summary: The heroes' baseball team, the Traverse City Salmon, are playing the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. The Sprouts throw a curve ball and turn into pinch-hitting plant monsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sigil Pub. 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

Barnes, Katie

Summary: "A richly reported and provocative look at the history of women's sports and the controversy surrounding trans athletes by a leading LGBTQ+ sports journalist. For decades women have been playing competitive sports thanks in large part to the protective cover of Title IX. Since passage of that law, the number of women participating in sports and the level of competition in high school, college,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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