Books by Howard Bryant

FULL DISSIDENCE by Howard Bryant
Released: Jan. 21, 2020

"Another illuminating social and cultural critique from an important contemporary voice."
A series of forceful, justifiably angry essays connected by the theme of white supremacy negating the full citizenship of black Americans. Read full book review >
SISTERS AND CHAMPIONS by Howard Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2018

"An effective narrative and visual way to share a piece of sports history. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A look at how a father's dream to develop his daughters into tennis champions changed the world of sports. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"An appealing blend of sports history and provocative discussion of race and success, respect and representation in America."
A well-researched meditation on the historical pressures on African-American athletes to embrace (or avoid) political engagement. Read full book review >
LEGENDS by Howard Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A terrific gathering of heroic hacks and legendary near misses, ideal as a companion for systematic histories such as Lawrence Ritter's ripe-for-updating Story of Baseball (3rd edition, 1999). (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A sports fan's delight: historical highlights (and lowlights), tributes to great players and lots of "Top Ten" lists ripe for vigorous second guessing. Read full book review >
THE LAST HERO by Howard Bryant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"Plenty of baseball for the fan, but even more insight into why Aaron matters beyond the game."
An eye-opening biography of the Braves' outfielder, the real home-run king. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A taut story, lucidly told. That the Bosox haven't won a World Series in umpteen years is embarrassing; the legacy of racism, though, is poisonous. (16 b&w photographs)"
A withering look at the institutionalized racism of the Boston Red Sox, painted against the larger backdrop of citywide racism, from Bergen Record journalist Bryant. Read full book review >