By Tim Green
Thirteen year old Harrison has had a tough life being bounced from foster home to foster home. Because of his uncertain life, Harrison hasn’t had much time for school or extracurricular activities such as sports until he ends up in the home of a couple willing to adopt him. When he arrives at this new home, Harrison feels love and acceptance. Since his adopted father is a teacher and coach at the local middle school, Harrison’s focus changes from survival to academics and sports. Because of his aggression and strength, Harrison seems a natural for the football team. His determination and ability on the field earn him the label “unstoppable.” Just when things seem too good to be true, Harrison is faced with the biggest challenge of his life. With the help of family and friends, Harrison faces the challenge and takes the label “unstoppable” to a new level.
Unstoppable is not just a book for football fans. Though it has many action-packed football scenes, even those who are not football fans will find this book appealing as they root for Harrison on and off the field.
By Mike Lupica
Since fall for many is synonymous to football, it seems fitting to start this year with a book about football. QB1 is a sports book with action-packed scenes on and off the football field.
Jake Cullen lives in the shadow of his older brother, Wyatt, and his dad. Wyatt, a hometown hero for his abilities on the football field, is playing college ball for a major university. Jake’s dad, also a hometown football star, went on to play college football and made it to the NFL. The pressure is on Jake to excel on the field. Jake is a contender on his varsity high school football team for the quarterback position which most people expect him to get. However, Jake meets his challenge when a new player arrives at school with his sights set on the same position. QB1 portrays Jake’s struggles on and off the field. Though there is lots of football action, the book is also about relationships and expectations. Because of that, this is a book that will appeal to football fans, as well as those with little knowledge of the game.
I love working in the middle school library because each day I get to work with wonderful students. In addition, I have access to lots of interesting books. It is always fun to help students connect to books they like, and to talk about what they are reading.