Monday, July 6, 2009

Girls Got Game

A few weeks back Apryl, over at Women Like Sports, mentioned the 37th anniversary of Title IX. After reading this I tempted to talk about the lack of sports books featuring female characters but than I thought thats been done. Why, not try something new. I figured instead of talking about what's not out focus on what is, so I am on a little female athlete protagonist kick. I already had Boost by Kathy Mackel and Pretty Tough by Liz Tigelaar at the top of my reading pile. I am on a little female athlete protagonist kick. I never have a what's coming up next preview because I usually don't know this time I do. I figured I'd give everyone a heads up, so no ones wondering what's up with all the sports books

Books to be Reviewed.
Boost by Kathy Mackel
Pretty Tough by Liz Tigelaar
Throwing Like A Girl by Weezie Kerr Mackey
MadCat by Kathy Mackel
Tackling Dad by Elizabeth Levy
No Cream Puffs by Karen Day

The kick is strong, so I am open to all suggestions.

Books Reviewed.
The Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane- A girl pitches on her 8th grade baseball team
A Strong Right Arm by Michelle Green- The story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson the only female pitcher in the Negro Leagues
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley- The main character is a snowboarder.
Love At First Click by Elizabeth Chandler- The main character is the school photographer and loves football.
Diary Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Love this series. DJ is a football player. The third and final book comes out later this year. If you're waiting on it, you may want to check out Mackel's Boost.
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park - A girl loves the game of baseball and the art of keeping score
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson - The main character uses her gymnastics ability to help solve a mystery.

1 comment:

Apryl DeLancey said...

Thanks for the link love - great post! I like to focus on the bright side also, there are a lot of great books out there!