I don't know much about sports, but I do know that March and basketball come together each year to form this thing called March Madness. If you need something to read during commercial breaks or want a great book to distract you from the pain of your favorite team losing, check out some of the titles below!
TALES FROM THE GONZAGA BULLDOGS LOCKER ROOM: A COLLECTION OF THE GREATEST BULLDOG STORIES EVER TOLD BY DAVE BOLING: "For readers who only know Gonzaga as the school that launched John Stockton toward the Basketball Hall of Fame and later rewrote the concept of being an NCAA Tournament Cinderella, this anecdotal anthology will fill in the blanks. The book focuses on a variety of names and events, like the 'Tall Gaul' seven-foot-three Frenchman Jean Claude Lefebvre; the year the Zags actually pulled their 'sixth man' out of the stands; and Frank Burgess, the future judge who led the nation in scoring. These stories are all a part of the little-known legacy that led to the modern-day heroics of Dan Dickau, Richie Frahm, Blake Stepp, and many others. Fans will meet them all, along with numerous other unforgettable characters, in this reissue of Tales from the Gonzaga Bulldogs Locker Room."
STRONG INSIDE: PERRY WALLACE AND THE COLLISION OF RACE AND SPORTS IN THE SOUTH BY ANDREW MARANISS: "Strong Inside is the dramatic, untold story of Perry Wallace, a brilliant student and talented athlete who became the first African-American basketball player in the SEC at Vanderbilt University during the tumultuous late 1960s. The fast-paced, richly detailed biography places Wallace's struggles and ultimate success into the larger contexts of civil rights and race relations in the South."
SWAGGER BY CARL DEUKER: "High school senior point guard Jonas Dolan is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line."
RUCKER PARK SETUP BY PAUL VOLPONI: "While playing in a crucial basketball game on the very court where his best friend was murdered, Mackey tries to come to terms with his own part in that murder and decide whether to maintain his silence or tell J.R.'s father and the police what really happened."
COUNTING COUP: A TRUE STORY OF BASKETBALL AND HONOR ON THE LITTLE BIG HORN BY LARRY COLTON: "Presents a study of the girls' basketball team at Hardin High School on the Crow reservation in Montana, focusing on talented young player Sharon LaForge, and examines the social conditions that prevent her and other Native American athletes from reaching their potential on and off the court."
BALL DON'T LIE BY MATT DE LA PENA: "Seventeen-year-old Sticky lives to play basketball at school and at Lincoln Rec Center in Los Angeles and is headed for the pros, but he is unaware of the many dangers--including his own past--that threaten his dream."
GAME BY WALTER DEAN MYERS: "Drew Lawson, counting on basketball to get him into college and out of Harlem, struggles to keep his cool when the coach brings in two white players and puts them in positions that clearly threaten Drew's game."
NIGHT HOOPS BY CARL DEUKER: "While trying to prove that he is good enough to be on his high school's varsity basketball team, Nick must also deal with his parents' divorce and the erractic behavior of a troubled classmate who lives across the street."