Slam Dunk! 8 Sports Books for Teen Readers

by Dena McMurdie

There’s something particularly compelling about YA sports books. They feature stories of teens and young adults who overcome tremendous challenges and work hard to succeed. Often, they serve up real-life drama alongside passion and heart. They reflect common experiences for many young athletes and provide the rest of us a glimpse into the unique challenges they face.

Whether you enjoy stories of competition, determination, or underdogs rising to the top, these books centered on sports will appeal to teen readers who love the thrill of the game.