Sporty Girls in YA and MG

As someone writing a contemporary sports novel with a touch of romance for girls, I've been asked to compare my book to other books out there.  I'll hopefully be adding to this list, but I wanted to start a resource for people looking for books about girls who are athletes.

This is another great resource -- it's not just about girl athletes, but it's a great list: YA Sports Fiction List.

Thanks to Colleen Mondor at the Chasing Ray blog for some of these titles.

Please remember this is a work in progress, and is in no particular order:

Any Way You Slice It by Me! (Kristine Asselin) (hockey) - MG

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (football) - YA

Open Court by Carol Clippinger (tennis) YA
Playing with the Boys by Liz Tigelaar (football) YA
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (football) YA
The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (football) YA
Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (football) YA
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner (track) MG
Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner (figure skating) - MG
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley (snow boarding) - YA
In Lane Three, Alex Archer by Tessa Duder (swimming) - YA
Boost by Kathy Mackel (basketball) - YA
The Ring by Bobbie Pyron (boxing) - YA
Screwball by Keri Mikulski (softball) - YA
Change up by Keri Mikulski (softball) - YA
The Finnish Line by Linda Gerber (skiing) - YA
Girl's F.C.: Do Goalkeeper's Wear Tiaras? by Helena Pielichaty (soccer (aka football) in Great Britain) - MG
Whip it by Shauna Cross (roller derby) - YA
The Necessary Hunger by Nina Revoyr (basketball) - YA
Soccer Chicks Rule by Dawn Fitzgerald (soccer)- YA
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park (baseball) - MG
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Betty Bao Lord (stickball/baseball) - MG
No Cream Puffs by Karen Day (baseball) - MG
The Ex-Games by Jennifer Nichols (snowboarding) - YA
Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty (running) - YA
Throwing Like a Girl