Best Teen & Young Adult Football Books
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1. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Author: by Steve Sheinkin
A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.
Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history. The New York Times Book ReviewA Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor BookA New York Times Notable Children’s BookA Washington Post Best BookUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports storyand more.
It’s an unflinching look at the U.S. Government’s violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures. Expertly told by three-time National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin, it’s the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.
2. Shaken: Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way
Author: by Tim Tebow
The New York Times best-selling author and Heisman Trophy winner shares a vision for young Christians still forming their identity and finding their God-given purpose-even when life doesn’t go as planned. Beloved sports icon Tim Tebow was a college football champion and a first-round draft pick-but then he was traded and eventually cut.
In Shaken Young Reader’s Edition, he reveals how he navigated both triumph and disappointment and explains how neither the highs nor the lows of his life define him. Ultimately, only God can do that. The same is true for every one of us.
God has given us a unique set of talents and experiences in order to fulfill our divine purpose. Whether He intends for us to influence those close to us, like our friends and our family, or even the entire world, there are no limits to the great things God can accomplish through us when we let Him determine who we are.
But we may miss God’s incredible plan for our lives if we’re so busy trying to be just like everyone else-by blending in with the crowd or refusing to stand up for what is right. Jesus was anything but normal!
3. Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top (Motivational Book for Teens, Gift for Teen Boys, Teen and Young Adult Football, Fitness and Exercise)
Author: by Jeremy Bhandari
Mango (April 14, 2020)
A Champion State of Grind”To all the young athletes out there looking for motivation check out Trust The Grind.” Jason Kidd, Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Fitness & ExerciseExclusive interviews with top athletes in sports today.
Trust the Grind reveals how these men and women reached the height of their profession. Sixteen athletes from eleven sports. Each chapter tells a different story, as each superstar shares the habit that helped them accomplish their goals and reach the pinnacle of their profession.
Sports fanatic or not. Guaranteed to tap into your athletic edge, Trust the Grind, is made for sports fans and nonfans alike. Fans of professional athletes get an in-depth look at their heroes’ climb to the top; those less passionate about sports have the chance to read the secrets of success from some of the most talented people in the world.
Both learn pivotal life lessons, and can immediately instill these traits and habits into their lifestyle. A success habit’ point of view. Learn the secrets behind success, and what it takes to remain on top. With Trust The Grind, you will learn about the value that comes with becoming disciplined, staying driven, setting goals, identifying your why, staying active and eating right, making sacrifices, obsessing over your passion, and more.
4. Jim Thorpe, Original All-American
Author: by Joseph Bruchac
Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. He played professional football and Major League baseball, and won Olympic gold medals in track and field.But his life wasn?T easy. Born on a reservation, he endured family tragedy and was sent to various Native American boarding schools.
Jim ran away from school many times, until he found his calling under the now-legendary coach Pop Warner. This is a book for history buffs as well as sports fans? An illuminating and lively read about a truly great American by award-winning author Joseph Bruchac.”The novel is a superb blend of fiction and nonfiction, rooted in the author’s usual careful research.”Kirkus Reviews
5. Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Cowboys Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
Author: by Cliff Harris
Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline, first published in 2003 and now newly updated, is a fascinating, fun look at the inner workings of one of the most beloved sports teams of all time. A team that is either gloriously loved or hideously hated, there is no denying the passion evoked by the Dallas Cowboys.
With tales of Cowboy greats like Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith, and stories of heart-wrenching games and epic rivalries, Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline will have fans captivated on the edge of their seats. Players and authors Cliff Harris and Charlie Waters have never lost sight of how much fun it was to play in the NFLespecially for the Dallas Cowboysand they share that fun with readers and fans in Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline.
From what really happened during Franco Harris’s touchdown run in Super Bowl XIII to Coach Tom Landry’s suggestions on pregame meals, this book is a hilarious and unique collection of stories. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.
6. Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Packers Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
Author: by Chuck Carlson
Experience the thrill of Packers footballnewly updated through the 20192020 season! Since their dominance of professional football in the 1960s, the Green Bay Packers have reemerged as one of the elite teams in the NFL, with Super Bowl championships in 1996 and 2010.
The victory and legend of Green Bay Packers continues in Chuck Carlson’s Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline , now updated through the 2019 season. In this behind-the-scenes look at the NFL’s second oldest franchise, Carlson captures the determination, aggression, and vision that have constantly spurred the Packers to greatness.
Through interviews and extensive research, Carlson brings to life stories from Packers legends such as Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Brett Favre, and the stars of today’s Packers like Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and Aaron Jones. Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline opens a window into the greatest Packers moments both on and off the field.
Why was Vince Lombardi against the idea of rededicating the Packers stadium and naming it Lambeau Field? How was Monday Night Football changed forever during a Packers game on October 17, 1983? How did Aaron Rodgers respond to the pressure of Super Bowl XLV?
7. Cheating Is Encouraged: A Hard-Nosed History of the 1970s Raiders
Author: by Mike Siani
Straight from the mouths of the legends of the Silver and Black, Cheating Is Encouraged recapitulates the many infamous stories from the last team to play outlaw football. Regardless of whether you loved or hated them, the Oakland Raiders of the 1970s were an amusing cast of outlaws, misfits, and anomalies that made up one of the greatest pro football teams of their era.
The Raiders’ roster consisted of a collection of mavericks and rebels, some with behavioral issues, such as John Tooz Matuszak and Lyle Alzado, as well as castoffs like the aging George Blanda and the sandlot player Otis Sistrunk, who were passed over or disregarded by other NFL teams.
To say that this group of outlaws had attitude would be a gross understatement. They were the Oakland Raiders, the Silver and Black, and Al Davis’s dream of Just win, baby. Gridiron characters (such as the Snake, Foo, the Assassin, the Hit Man, Dr. Death, and many others) chronicle the notorious on- and off-the-field exploits, away-game adventures, and the party-hard attitudes that are reflected in the team’s intimidating and glorified mix of renegades.
8. A Walk in Our Cleats: 25 Athletes Who Never Gave Up
Author: by Steven Johnson Jr.
Even die-hard fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers can only imagine what it was like to play against the premier teams and players in the black and gold’s history. Just how hard did Jack Lambert hit? How did opponents plan for Franco Harris’s combination of speed and power?
What was it like trying to block Joe Greene and Dwight White? What was the feeling seeing a Ben Roethlisberger pass soaring downfield toward Hines Ward, or Troy Polamalu taking a bead on a receiver cutting over the middle? In Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sean Deveney takes Steelers fans inside the locker rooms, onto the sidelines, and out on the field with opposing players.
Deveney interviews some of the biggest names in the game to get their perspectives on playing against the best teams in Steelers history. He covers the most dramatic moments, most intense rivalries, and most memorable games from Pittsburgh’s pro football lorefrom the other side of the line of scrimmage.
It’s been said that seeing is believing. With Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh fans can go beyond seeing to hear what it was like to play against the greatest Steelers teams, in the words of players who did just that.
11. Tales from the Purdue Boilermakers Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Boilermaker Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
Author: by Douglas Griffiths
The history of Purdue athletics is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and triumphant, and often pretty amazingbut always uniquely human. Along the way many characters have arisen in over twelve decades of competition and nearly two hundred of these great stories are chronicled in this book, first published in 2003.
On the hardwood, readers will learn why Purdue turned down its first opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, allowing archrival Indiana to win the 1940 title and how the first Big Dog in Purdue men’s basketball history wasn’t Glenn Robinson.
From the football sidelines, the authors reveal the dramatic incident that almost cost the lives of Rose Bowl heroes Bob Griese and George Catavolos at the 1967 Hula Bowl. Also, readers will find out how long-time New York Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner became an assistant coach for the Purdue football team and a quarter century later was instrumental in luring the Boilermakers’ NCAA Final Four coach away from Purdue.
12. Miracle Moments in Alabama Crimson Tide Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records
Author: by Mark Mayfield
Here is the essential keepsake for every Alabama football fan, with stories and statistic about the greats of Bama history: Bear Bryant, Nick Saban, Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, John Hannah, Lee Roy Jordan, Derrick Thomas, Cornelius Bennett, Julio Jones, Dont’a Hightower, Calvin Ridley, Mark Ingram Jr. and Derrick Henry.
Alabama’s Crimson Tide has been the most dominant college football team in America for the past decade, winning five national championships and five conference titles. The team, under coach Nick Saban, has won an astounding ninety percent of its games since 2008, and established a dynasty unparalleled in modern college football.
As impressive as Saban and his teams have been, these are far from the only glory days in Alabama football history, and their great tradition is celebrated in Miracle Moments in Alabama Crimson Tide Football History. Mark Mayfield chronicles Alabama’s colorful football history dating to when their first team won a scrimmage, 560, over a group of Birmingham high school players in 1892.
13. Ice Bowl '67: The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game That Changed the NFL
Author: by Chuck Carlson
For those players who remain, the scars still run deep when it comes to the infamous Ice Bowl, played December 31, 1967, between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. There are players even today who suffer the ravages of frostbite and lung damage from a game many of the players never thought should have been played.
As one player said, It was just too damn cold. Who plays football in that weather? But play they did in the minus 45 degree wind-chill (that dropped to 65 below by the end of the game) because the NFL championship, and a spot in the second Super Bowl, was on the line.
What resulted was a game that has become part legend, part myth. There are a thousand stories from players and fans alike about a game that, 50 years later, remains embedded in NFL lore because of its sheer drama. Everyone remembers the remarkable way the Packers won, capping off a decade-long dynasty.
The Cowboys, meanwhile, used the game as a building block that would propel them into NFL domination for 20 years. But what few remember is that this was. In every way imaginable, a game of survival, pitting man against the worst nature could deliver.
Legends of the Buffalo Bills: Marv Levy, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, and Other Bills Stars
Author: by Randy Schultz
Legends of the Buffalo Bills, first published in 2003, is not only a story about a National Football League team. It is also the story of the city it occupies and its fans. Original members of The Foolish Club, a group of owners who bought into the idea of forming the American Football League to go up against the mighty NFL in 1960, the Bills have had their fair share of losing seasons, but they’ve also been winners.
During the team’s ten years in the now defunct AFL, Buffalo captured three Eastern Division titles, along with two AFL championships. Meanwhile the team strung together an unprecedented four straight Super Bowl appearances from 199093. There have been many memorable moments and characters along the way as well who are documented in this book.
Legendary running back Cookie Gilchrist and quarterback Jack Kemp led the Bills to their first glory years, including back-to-back AFL titles in 1964-65. And who could forget O.J. Simpson, who set a new individual rushing title with 2,003 yards in 1973?
15. Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team)
Author: by Gordon Forbes
Even in their worst of seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles maintained their tradition of toughness, thanks to great playerslegends like Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren to more recent heroes such as Reggie White and Donovan McNabb. In this newly updated edition of Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline, veteran football writer Gordon Forbes profiles the individuals who have thrilled Philadelphia fans since the team’s inception in 1933 through Doug Pedersen’s contenders of today, With all the wit and skill that comes from over forty years in the sports reporting business, Forbes details the championships, the losses, and the hard-knocking style of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The great players and some of the not-so-great characters are recalled in the form of flashbacks to another time in Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles, Without a doubt, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever cheered for the Eagles.