Sports Unite Us
Set of 8 titles
Most of the time sports are seen as the height of competition, but often they also bring people together in times of cultural, social, and political upheaval. The Sports Unite Us series explores the ways sporting events and icons have served to bring disparate people together throughout the years. Each book includes ties to 21st Century themes, as well as infographics, timelines, glossary, and index.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||T-V|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534128552), Paperback (9781534131910), PDF (9781534130258), ePub (9781534136854), Hosted ebook (9781534133457), Kindle (9781534135154)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
School Library Journal
From tragedies to victories, this series covers life-changing historical events through the lens of sports. The impact of terrorist attacks and how sports can be a means of healing is laid out in 2013 Boston Marathon and 2001 New York Yankees. Feminism steps front and center in U.S. Women’s National Team and Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs. Legendary athletes Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, and Jesse Owens each receive their own books, chronicling their athleticism and the racist barriers they faced as black men in the United States. Miracle on Ice highlights how a team of amateur underdogs defeated the powerful USSR hockey team during the Cold War. With time lines, critical thinking questions, and an abundant amount of back matter, this thoughtful series shows how sports are more than just entertainment; they’re unifiers. VERDICT Highly recommended for middle schoolers.