Sports' Most Memorable Characters

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Learn more about some of the biggest personalities in sports history. From Harry Caray to Dennis Rodman, each chapter highlights a clown, oddball, or controversial figure in major athletics. SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054000, JNF025000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Sports
Copyright 2018
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint SportsZone
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2017-12-15
ISBN 9781532113680, 9781532152566
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 796
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 194207
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents
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The Wild World of Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Reading more like encyclopedias than narrative sports nonfiction, each book in this series covers athletes from a wide range of fields that fit the bill of the title. Memorable Characters includes tennis spitfire John McEnroe and football braggadocio Chad Ochocinco. Offbeat describes roller derby—and Quidditch! While all the books are enjoyable to read, perhaps the best are those that rely on emotional stories. Careers Cut Short discusses players whose injuries or untimely deaths curtailed their careers, such as baseball players Lou Gehrig and Roberto Clemente. Biggest Scandals dives into the steroid era in baseball and has a section on the infamous Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan kneecapping incident. A fine series for robust collections serving readers who like to learn a little about a lot.

Author: Marty Gitlin