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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
“A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love
No matter what...
In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became...
6) LeBron James
|Publication Date||Edition||Publisher||Physical Description||Language||Availability|
|2021.||First edition.||Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC||481 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm||English|| |
Round Rock Public Library - Adult New Non-fiction (2nd floor) 1 available
NF 927.96 KING, B 2021
“A story about the personal strength, immense growth, and undeniable greatness of one woman who fearlessly stood up to a culture trying to break her down.”—Serena Williams
Gymnast Simone Biles won four Olympic gold medals in 2016, and she plans to compete at the Olympics again in 2020. This carefully leveled text with engaging photos and critical thinking questions will be a hit with young gymnastics fans. Note: This is a slowly paced audiobook for early readers best experienced when played alongside the print or eBook version.
Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running...
12) Born to Run
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall...
15) One life
|Publication Date||Edition||Publisher||Physical Description||Availability|
|2020.||Penguin Press||224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm|| |
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor) 1 available
NF 927.96 RAPINOE, M 2020
|2021.||Young readers edition.||Razorbill||260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|| |
Round Rock Public Library - Blue shelves (1st floor) 1 available
JNF 927.96 RAPINOE, M
For soccer fans, the unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo has become a household name. What goes into the making of such a phenomenal player? What was he like when he was young and still learning? This book takes a close look at one of the greatest soccer players in the world right now. Young readers will love to learn about his jaw-dropping achievements and also learn about what shaped him into a record-breaking athlete. Ronaldo's story will inspire...
17) The Baseball 100
"An instant sports classic." —New York Post * "Stellar." —The Wall Street Journal * "A true masterwork...880 pages of sheer baseball bliss." —BookPage (starred review) * "This is a remarkable achievement." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A magnum opus from acclaimed baseball writer Joe Posnanski, The Baseball 100...
This narrative sports series introduces readers to five major sport leagues covering important moments, rivalries, and the history of each sport. Each title features informative sidebars, detailed infographics, vivid photos, and a glossary.
“Recommend[ed] to anyone who hasn’t read it, even if you’re not a football fan.”—Aaron Rogers, Green Bay Packers Quarterback, Men’s Journal
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