Search Results: "Robert Lipsyte"


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AN ACCIDENTAL SPORTSWRITER by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"At times a bit detached for a memoir, but packed with bright, biting insights about America's obsessions with athletics."
TV contributor, biographer, veteran sportswriter and young adult novelist Lipsyte (Center Field, 2010, etc.) revisits key events in his life, the sporting world, the lives of professional athletes and the evolving cultural significance of sports in America. Read full book review >

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THE TWIN POWERS by Robert Lipsyte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An agreeably quick-paced time-travel romp. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Double the adventure continues in this stand-alone sequel to The Twinning Project (2012).Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1998

A New York Times columnist's witty guide to that planet of pain which we must sometimes orbit or visit—the world of serious illness or, as Lipsyte calls it, Malady. Read full book review >

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THE BRAVE by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Well-written boxing action, too. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Alfred Brooks, hero of The Contender (1967), reappears as a police sergeant who rescues a young Native American boxer from drug pushers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A gift for baseball fans. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
From the earliest days when baseball and America were young to the modern era of player-millionaires, there have been standout personalities and talents who became national heroes. Read full book review >

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RAIDERS NIGHT by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2006

"An important work for the high-school athlete and anyone concerned about what sports might be doing to today's kids. (acknowledgments) (Fiction. 14+)"
When a hazing event at team camp leads to sexual abuse against a fellow player, co-captain and star running back Matt Rydek is caught in the middle. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR ANGEL by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"The long wait has been worth it. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sonny Bear fights like a zombie, throwing punches as if he's underwater. Read full book review >

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THE CHEMO KID by Robert Lipsyte
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1992

"Still, the end is rousing good fun, and there's much to ponder along the way. (Fiction. 12+)"
Fred and Mara are dancing at the Junior Prom when she discovers the lump on his neck; barging into the boys' room to find a mirror, he is embroiled in a vicious scene: the school dope dealer is injecting the football team. Read full book review >

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YELLOW FLAG by Robert Lipsyte
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Small complaints aside, this is one of the few current young-adult titles connected to on-track action and easily pulls away from other racing titles. (Fiction. YA)"
Kyle Hildebrand isn't the chosen one in his racing family. Read full book review >

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CENTER FIELD by Robert Lipsyte
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2010

"In his efforts to engage his audience, Lipsyte closely approximates the language patterns of teenagers, but he also includes scenes of underage drinking, pill popping and sexual activity, skewing this title to older teens. (Fiction. YA)"
Mike is a star on his high-school baseball team. Read full book review >

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JOE LOUIS by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Challenging, readable; this is a deft portrait of a larger- than-life figure done in refreshingly human proportions. (Biography. 10-14)"
The sharp images and swift pacing of Lipsyte's (Michael Jordan: A Life Above the Rim, p. 1535, etc.) young-adult novels match his veteran sportswriter's knowledge in this biography of a boxer who became a symbol of African-American pride and, as Lipsyte shows, much more. Read full book review >