Recounts the struggles and triumphs of Jack Trice, the first African American to play football for Iowa State, who died in 1923 of injuries received on the field.
Describes some of the greatest moments in the history of the Olympic games, including record-breaking performances, unexpected victories, and inspirational performances by athletes struggling against difficult odds.
White-water adventure stories offer an introduction to the sport of kayaking.
Provides factual information about climbing Mt. McKinley based on the fictional story of a sixteen-year-old boy and his adventure climbing the tallest mountain in North America.
From scuba diving to submersibles, this book explains how humans explore ocean depths.
Experience the author's personal account of a daring climb after first reading about climbing basics, safety, and famous climbers.
Discusses the sport of snowboarding, including gear, tricks, and famous snowboarders.
Meet eight of the greatest teams in sports history--some underdogs, some powerhouses--all working together to win.
The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.
Presents a history of aeronautical sports, including ballooning, skydiving, airplane racing, flying circuses, and military dogfights.
Traces the history of the Olympics from its beginnings in ancient Greece through the present day modern Olympics.
Recounts the struggles and triumphs of athletes who have helped to open their sports to participants who are African American or women, or who have disabilities, including Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, and Jim Abbott.
Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.
Offers step-by-step instructions for performing various magic tricks and includes tips for putting on a magic show.
Find out how board games and card games have changed over the years. Then learn how to play some of the more popular games as well as make several of your own.
Provides a history of balls and ball games and offers instructions for playing different ball games and for making balls from cloth, felt, and rubber bands.
Provides a history of kites and kite making and offers step-by-step instructions for making a wind sock and different types of two- and three-stick kites.
Through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and levelling control this high interest title describes the history, features, and future of sportbikes.
Martial arts students dont just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every daylike self-esteem, for example. Martial arts students feel better about themselves because they are learning new things; they are hearing encouragement; and they are reaching their goals, so they feel like a success. Self-esteem helps them do better in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can improve your self-esteem too!
Following an outstanding NHL rookie season, which ended in his winning of the Calder Memorial Trophy for best overall rookie, Auston Matthews has quickly become known as one of the league’s top hockey players. From his childhood beginnings in Arizona to being the first overall draft pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs, this exciting book helps readers find out how the hockey star has skated his way to stardom.
From drones capturing unique angles of plays for enhanced analysis to swimsuit material helping swimmers go faster, technological innovations are transforming the way sports are played as well as watched. Supercharged Sports examines these exciting advances in technology and also explores what’s coming next in the world of sport science, such as health-monitoring systems sewn into the fabric of uniforms and even more immersive virtual reality experiences.
One of the top tennis players of all time, Serena Williams is both a powerhouse athlete and a philanthropist. This energizing title tells her inspiring story, from learning to play tennis along with her sister Venus from their father in Compton, California, to Serena's record-setting 23 individual Grand Slam titles. Serena’s dedication, perseverance, and global activism on behalf of underprivileged people and for equal justice make her a role model for people around the world.
American gymnast Simone Biles wowed the world at the 2016 Rio Olympics by winning four gold medals. The first female gymnast to earn three consecutive all-around titles, Biles has been listed on TIME magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People, authored a book on her life, and won an ESPY award for best female athlete in 2017. Her determination carried her through an unstable home life as a young child to become someone who wants to inspire others to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.
A competitive swimmer in Syria, Yusra Mardini never let go of her Olympic dream, even when civil war made it too difficult to train in her country. In 2016, she was allowed to compete in the Rio Olympics as part of a special team for refugees. This was only months after making a daring crossing of the Mediterranean Sea in a sinking boat that she helped tow to shore. Dozens of lives were saved on the voyage. Still training, Mardini also acts as a spokesperson and educator for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.
Throughout his life, basketball superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson has met both challenges and opportunities with perseverance and leadership. Dubbed "Magic," Johnson blazed a spectacular career in basketball. His play with the Los Angeles Lakers as point guard alongside center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as his epic rivalry with the Boston Celtics’ forward Larry Bird, marked a legendary era in the NBA. In 1991, Magic announced he had tested positive for HIV, a virus that can lead to the life-threatening disease AIDS, and was retiring from basketball. Little was known then about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. His declaration shocked the public but succeeded in putting a familiar and much-admired face on a disease that was shrouded in fear and prejudice. Magic Johnson's legacy includes his inspirational work as an advocate for the prevention of HIV and the still-incurable disease AIDS through his own foundation, which provides programs for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, including testing and safe sex practices.