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Wild Chorus: Finding Harmony with Whales, Wolves, and Other Animals

At first glance, this book seems like a plea from an activist, but it’s far more than that. Peterson’s writing style and her intimately told stories about how animals and people can jointly navigate the planet have the ability to draw readers in and leave them with hope about the future of the world.

Baseball Heaven: Up Close and Personal, What It Was Really Like in the Major Leagues

A wonderfully distinctive and intriguing baseball history with something of a New York bent. With its personal feel and near-mystical quality, this highly recommended work will mesmerize baseball lovers and casual fans.

The Burden of Sports: How and Why Athletes Struggle with Mental Health

It would be hard to find a current work in this area more thorough and complete than Parry’s. Timely and important, this title has the potential to change the sports industry worldwide. Highly recommended for libraries that have a sports emphasis.
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Tomlin: The Soul of a Football Coach

This recommended book will appeal to many kinds of sports fans, especially readers who have fought for the greater inclusion of people of color in coaching and management positions.
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Religion of Sports: Navigating the Trials of Life Through the Games We Love

Fans of most sports and readers of varied interests and levels of spirituality will find humor, insight, and wisdom in Chopra and Levin’s book. It’s very readable and highly recommended.
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Gator Country: Deception, Danger, and Alligators in the Everglades

Audiences of all types will appreciate this easy-to-read narrative as well as Renner’s knowledge of the area, her academic ability, her candor, and her insights into human nature. Recommended for all libraries, especially academic ones and those in and around South Florida.
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The Basketball Book of Why (and Who, What, When, Where, and How): The Answers to Questions You’ve Always Wondered About Hoops

Basketball fans who just want to brush up on their basketball knowledge or trivia will find this a fun read, but note that it’s neither a ready reference nor a historical overview of the sport.
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Lady Ref: Making Calls in a Man’s World

This recommended story is one that needs to be told. It will inspire many people, especially girls and women, to overcome obstacles to their success.

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Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell

This book expertly demonstrates the advantage that the slowed-down lives of turtles can have on humans. Fans of Montgomery’s previous works will love this, and so will nature enthusiasts and environmentalists.
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