March Madness: Shoot for Glory

By Kat La Mantia | March 6 2023 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllPop CultureBlog

March Madness kicks off soon! Get your bracket in order, and strap in for the tournament games. This year’s Final Four will be hosted in Houston in early April. Whether you’re making the trek yourself or enjoying the games at home with friends, celebrate legendary players and the spirit of basketball with the titles below!

How Basketball Can Save the World
13 Guiding Principles for Reimagining What's Possible
A thought-provoking exploration of how basketball—and the values rooted in the game—can solve today’s most pressing issues, from the professor behind the popular New York University course
$27.00 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
320 Pages

Who Is LeBron James?
How did a young boy from Ohio go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time? Read about the incredible life and career of LeBron James in this addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series.
$6.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
112 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Who Was Kobe Bryant?
Told in a new Who HQ Now format for trending topics, this Who Was? biography details NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's legendary career and the impact of his legacy on the sports world and beyond.
$5.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
5-5/16 x 7-5/8
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

Inaugural Ballers
The True Story of the First US Women's Olympic Basketball Team
From the New York Times bestselling author of Strong Inside comes the inspirational true story of the birth of women’s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Summer Games and the ragtag team that put US women’s basketball on the map. Perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown.
$18.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
352 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 12 and up

Letters to a Young Athlete
A legendary NBA player and beloved teammate shares his hard-earned wisdom about finding your true purpose and mastering your inner game, whatever that game might be.
$18.00 US
Jun 14, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
256 Pages
Penguin Books

An Autobiography
The full, frank story of a remarkable life’s journey—to the pinnacle of success as a basketball player, icon, and entrepreneur, to the depths of personal trauma and back, to a place of flourishing and peace—made possible above all by a family’s love
$30.00 US
Jun 07, 2022
6-1/8 x 9-1/4
400 Pages
Penguin Press

Tall Men, Short Shorts
The 1969 NBA Finals: Wilt, Russ, Lakers, Celtics, and a Very Young Sports Reporter
This "part memoir, part sports story" (Wall Street Journal) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Big Bam chronicles the clash of NBA titans over seven riveting games—Celtics versus Lakers, Russell versus Chamberlain—covered by one young reporter. Welcome to the 1969 NBA Finals!
$18.00 US
May 24, 2022
5-3/16 x 8
352 Pages

The NBA in Black and White
The Memoir of a Trailblazing NBA Player and Coach
A memoir of hard lessons learned in the racially segregated and sometimes outright racist NBA of the early ‘60s by celebrated NBA player and the first Black Coach of the Year, Ray Scott. Introduced by Earl "the Pearl" Monroe.
$25.95 US
Jun 14, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
256 Pages
Seven Stories Press

The Back Roads to March
The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season
#1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein returns to his first love--college basketball--with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 college hoops.
$19.00 US
Mar 16, 2021
5-3/16 x 8
448 Pages

The Comic Book Story of Basketball
A Fast-Break History of Hoops
A fast-break history of basketball--from its humble beginnings to its all-time great players--featuring engaging true tales from the court and vivid, dynamic illustrations.
$19.99 US
Sep 22, 2020
7 x 10
176 Pages
Ten Speed Graphic

Russell Westbrook
Style Drivers
This first book authored by the NBA superstar and fashion icon Russell Westbrook provides a unique glimpse into his world. From fellow athletes, fashion designers, musicians, and other cultural figures that inspire him to images of his sartorial trajectory as an athlete-turned-fashionista, this volume will traverse style, streetwear, design, culture, and sports realms much in the same vein Rizzoli's Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been.
$55.00 US
Aug 30, 2017
9 x 13
272 Pages

A Love Story
Now in paperback, a sweeping and revelatory history of basketball, drawing upon hundreds of hours of interviews with the greatest players, coaches, executives, and journalists in the history of the game
$18.00 US
Oct 15, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
448 Pages

Basketball: Great Writing About America's Game
A Library of America Special Publication
From the street game to March Madness to Jordan and LeBron, the greatest writing about the grit, grace, and glory of basketball
$35.00 US
Feb 27, 2018
6 x 9-1/4
485 Pages
Library of America

SLAM Kicks
Basketball Sneakers that Changed the Game
With seventeen years of expertise as the preeminent and biggest basketball magazine in the world, SLAM Magazine is the best source to showcase the history of basketball's most iconic sneakers.
$40.00 US
Mar 11, 2014
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
208 Pages