Go for the Gold: Books to Read During the Olympics

 You don’t have to wait two years for more Olympics action with one of these memoirs, biographies, or novels. Click on the book’s cover or title to find it in our catalog.
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Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid by Giuseppe Catozzella, translated by Anne Milano Appel (track and field)
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Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong with  Mark Tabb (track and field)
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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (rowing)
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Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks by Bonnie Tsui and illustrated by Sophie Diao (surfing)
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For the Glory by Duncan Hamilton (track and field)
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Grace, Gold, & Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford (gymnastics)
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Tumbling by Caela Carter (gymnastics)
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The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team by Wayne Coffey (hockey)
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The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson with Amy Sonnichsen (gymnastics)
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Just Don’t Fall: How I Grew Up, Conquered Illness, and Made it Down the Mountain by Josh Sundquist (skiing)
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Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World by Andy Bull (bobsledding)
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Curious George and the Summer Games by Margaret & H.A. Rey
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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team by Elise Hooper
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Fence: Volume One by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, and Joana Lafuente (fencing)
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Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows with illustrations by Ebony Glenn (gymnastics)

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