Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

It's Wednesday which means that it is time for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy. But it is also January, the month of Multicultural Children's Book Day. So today you get two for the price of one! There is something immensely powerful when the people realize who the true winner is … Continue reading Let ‘Er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion

The Unstoppable Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Football. No one would ever claim that I was a big football fan. But the story of Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team is one that I would recommend to anyone and now I know of not one, but two marvelous books on the topic! I first heard of Jim Thorpe when … Continue reading The Unstoppable Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Thank You Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King is a name that I remember hearing over and over as a child. She changed the face of sports as we know it and helped usher in more respect for female athletes. Granted, Title IX had happened one year prior to her historic match with Bobby Riggs, but she was like the … Continue reading Thank You Billie Jean King

The Track Series and Why Libraries are so Important

I just finished the third book in Jason Reynolds's amazing Track Series and now I am waiting with baited breath for the fourth, and final, book to come out in October. If you haven't already read these books, I highly recommend that you go out and try them. Understandably, I read a lot of middle … Continue reading The Track Series and Why Libraries are so Important

Wild for the World Cup

It is World Cup season and there are many people glued to their televisions to cheer on their team. Football, or soccer as we call it here in the US, is a world-wide phenomenon that has helped bridge divides and that most countries participate in. While it isn't huge where we are living at the … Continue reading Wild for the World Cup

How to Coach Girls – Blog Tour

Welcome to the How to Coach Girls Blog Tour! When I was younger, I enjoyed playing sports. I was on a soccer team, baseball team, and considered being on swim team and also simply loved to play. These were the days when recess time at school was spent playing tether-ball and handball rather than having … Continue reading How to Coach Girls – Blog Tour