Heather's favorite sports picture book biographies
Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen, by Marissa Moss
Women were banned from playing baseball after 17 year-old Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth.
America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle, by David Adler
Gertrude Ederle beat the men's record for swimming the English Channel when women were told to stay at home.
Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, by Carole Boston Weatherford
This African American won four Olympic medals in Germany, but Hitler refused to shake his hand.
Hammerin' Hank: The Life of Hank Greenberg, by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough
Refusing to accept prejudicial attitudes of the time, Henry Greenberg became baseball's first Jewish superstar and a friend to Jackie Robinson.
Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson, by Sue Stauffacher
Althea Gibson started out as a tomboy who was "nothing but trouble" and became the first African American to win the Wimbledon Tennis Championship
Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth, by Robert Burleigh
George Herman Ruth Jr. chased his baseball dreams from the dirt lot to the major leagues and became one of baseball's all-time legends.
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman, by Kathleen Krull
Wilma Rudolph overcame polio and gender discrimination to win three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.
Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan, by Floyd Cooper
Michael Jordan's determination and love for the game transformed him from a normal kid to a basketball superstar.
Satchel Paige, by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Satchel Paige is one of the all-time great players of the Negro League and the first African American pitcher to play major league baseball.
Henry Aaron's Dream, by Matt Tavares
Henry Aaron never gave up on his dream to play baseball at a time when the ballparks posted signs saying, "Whites Only."