From soccer to surfing, these are inspiring sports reads you’ll root for.

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Inspiring Athletes:

Women Making Waves: Trailblazing Surfers In and Out of the Water by Lara Einzig

A visually stunning journey across the world’s oceans, featuring soulful surfers living with purpose.

Through candid interviews on the transformational power of surfing, and with immersive photography of beautiful beaches, surf shacks, and favorite breaks, Einzig captures the life-altering strength and resilience that these women discover in their connection to the waves. Women Making Waves captures the innate, spiritual essence of our connection to the ocean, inviting us all to paddle out.

“The women in this book are my sea sisters and I believe that by sharing these remarkable stories, we inspire other women to make wiser and more empowered choices in their own lives.”—Kassia Meador, former pro-longboarder and founder of Kassia+Surf

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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The Watermen: The Birth of American Swimming and One Young Man’s Fight to Capture Olympic Gold by Michael Loynd

The feel-good underdog story of the first American swimmer to win Olympic gold, set against the turbulent rebirth of the modern Games, that “bring[s] to life an inspiring figure and illuminate[s] an overlooked chapter in America’s sports history” (The Wall Street Journal).

“An inspiring portrait . . . An enjoyable underdog tale for swimmers and general sports fans.”—Kirkus Reviews

“For fans of the human stories of determination and personal triumph that emerge from each Olympic Games, The Watermen is essential.”—St. Louis Magazine

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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The Keeper: Soccer, Me, and the Law That Changed Women’s Lives by Kelcey Evrick

A beautifully illustrated coming-of-age graphic memoir chronicling how sports shaped one young girl’s life and changed women’s history forever.

The Keeper is a triumph! Kelcey Ervick’s rollicking visual storytelling makes this information-packed lesson in women’s sports history both hilarious and surprisingly moving. Do not be deceived by her loose, exuberant drawings–the level of writerly control at play in this beautiful book is prodigious.”—Alison Bechdel, author of the New York Times bestselling Fun Home and The Secret to Superhuman Strength

“I didn’t know I’d be embarking on an adventure into history, pop culture, tender storytelling, and sharp wit when I started . . . The Keeper is so entertaining and so moving that I wasn’t sure if I should tear up or giggle on any given page, and so informative that I was left in total awe by the end.”—Mari Andrew, New York Times bestselling author of Am I There Yet? and My Inner Sky

Available September 20th in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.

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For the Love of the Game:

The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit by Ron Shelton

From the award-winning screenwriter and director of cult classic Bull Durham, the extremely entertaining behind-the-scenes story of the making of the film, and an insightful primer on the art and business of moviemaking.

“This book tells you how to make a movie—the whole nine innings of it—out of nothing but sheer will.” —Tony Gilroy, writer/director of Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy

“Rookie of the Year. A brilliant first book details the author’s first movie, Bull Durham . . . It’s a remarkable account of how the Hollywood sausage is made, but it’s also a touching account of the author’s relationship with baseball . . . The movie, of course, ultimately became a classic. This book? Every bit as good.”—Mark Bechtel, Sports Illustrated

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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A Must-Listen for Kids:

She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game by Chelsea Clinton; Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger

From Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind the She Persisted series, comes a new book featuring woman athletes who overcame and inspired.

She Persisted in Sports is a book for everyone who has ever aimed for a goal and been told it wasn’t theirs to hit, for everyone who has ever raced for a finish line that seemed all too far away, and for everyone who has ever felt small or unimportant while out on the field.

Alexandra Boiger’s vibrant artwork accompanies this inspiring text that shows readers of all ages that no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed.

Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.

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It’s Never Too Late for a Comeback:

Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Sixand The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did.

In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.

Available August 30th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.

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