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This year we had a class assignment where students had to read a biography. We were asked for sports biographies and were surprised not to find very much. So here are the books we purchased in response to that assignment. If you know of a sports biography we don’t have (adult reading level) that you think we should, please drop us a line or add a comment.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

A bonus title just about basketball without the biography!

Basketball (And Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano, Call Number: 796.323 S487b

Sports Biographies

Driven from Within: Michael Jordan edited by Mark Vancil, Call Number: 796.322 J824d

I Am Third: The Inspiration for Brian’s Song by Gale Sayers with Al Silverman, Call Number: 796.332 S274I

I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It by Charles Barkley with Michael Wilbon, Call Number: 796.323 B256i

Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter, Call Number: 796.357 J587d

LeBron’s Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought A Championship Home by LeBron James, Call Number: 796.323 J279L
NOTE: Previously published as Shooting Stars.

Montana: The Biography of Football’s Joe Cool by Keith Dunnavant, Call Number: 796.332 M764d

Peyton Manning: The Last Rodeo by Mark Kiszla, Call Number: 796.332 M284k

Relentless: A Memoir by Julian Edelman with Tom E. Curran, Call Number: 796.332 E217r

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young with Jeff Benedict, Call Number: 796.332 Y76q

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant by Roland Lazenby, Call Number: 796.323 L431s

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