(Ed. Note: Every few weeks, we “pass the torch” to a different blogger in our community who is responsible for rounding up the best blog posts about women’sports. If you’re interested in accepting the torch, contact us and we’ll put you on the schedule.
This weeks Blogderby – a special book edition – was contributed by author Keri Mikulski who rounds up the best sporty fiction for girls.)
Sports fiction for teens: As an athletic fanatic and sporty young adult author, I’m always on the hunt for an amazing book that features an athletic main character. And guess what? Some of the best teen and tween novels on bookshelves today feature a sporty protagonist.
Born to run? There’s a ton of great sporty books out there for cross-country and track lovers. Eileen Cook’s (http://www.eileencook.com) What Would Eileen Do? follows Emma on her quest to snag a track scholarship with some major boy bumps along the way. Pheobe in Tera Lynn Child’s (http://www.teralynnchilds.com/) sensation, Oh My Gods, is a die-hard cross-country runner. Even best selling author, Megan McCafferty’s (http://www.meganmccafferty.com/) main character Jessica Darling (Sloppy Firsts) runs cross-country in high school.