Two more reasons why I love fall:
- Baseball season starts to get super real.
Recently, there's been some important studies and findings about the impact of concussions suffered by football players. Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment's comprehensive, preteen/teen reader-friendly, and honest account is a must read for fans and players alike. League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, And the Battle for Truth is an eye-opening study by ESPN investigative reporters. Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, And Coaches is also a great guide for further information (and not just for football players).
This 2013 biography of the famed Redskins quarterback is ideal for young fans. For an overview of the team, check out The Story of the Washington Redskins, also published in 2013. For older fans (teen and up), there's RG3: The Promise (published in 2013).
The Ultimate Guide to Pro Football Teams is a must for fans of multiple teams, or for those who want to learn more about their team's main rivals.
In the mood for football fiction? Or sports fiction in general? You need to get familiar with authors Mike Lupica, Tim Green (he also writes fiction for adults), and John Feinstein (his young adult sports books are also mysteries). Gordon Korman's No More Dead Dogs is a funny and touching novel about a young football player whose detention sentence consists of attending rehearsals for the school play.
If your looking for more football-related literature, check out the book display at the Warrenton library coming next week - or watch for Book Notes, another Fauquier County Public Library blog with highlights on books, movies and more. The next installment of Book Notes will feature football-related titles great for adults!
Here's to a great season!
Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library