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out of our league

co-edited with jennifer iacopelli

(feiwel & friends)

available in hardcover and ebook

Ambition. Drive. Determination. Talent. Courage. Teamwork.


Every athlete knows what it takes to win. But for teen female players, the stakes are so much higher. In this anthology, the voices of these athletes come alive, highlighting the ferocity of those who are often shunted to the side. From navigating rampant misogyny to forging a sisterhood through sweat or just reveling in the love of the game, the stories in Out of Our League address the phenomenal physical and emotional power of teenage athletes as they compete, persevere, and thrive, on and off the field.

Featuring contributions by:

Aminah Mae Safi | Amparo Ortiz | Cam Montgomery | Carrie S. Allen | Juliana Goodman | Kayla Whaley | Leah Henderson | Maggie Hall | Marieke Nijkamp | Miranda Kenneally | Naomi Kanakia | Sara Farizan | Sarah Henning | Yamile Saied Mendez

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Signed Copies+Bookplates: Books of Wonder

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Art: Andi Porretta

Design: L. Whitt

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A Kids' Indie Next List Pick

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Lambda Literary, "January's Most Anticipated LGBTQIA+ Literature"

The Nerd Daily, "Here's 72 of the Most Anticipated YAs of 2024"

BookRiot, "Winter 2024 Books to Enjoy This Season"

Kirkus, "5 New Young Adult Novels That Embrace Disability"

"This book is a knockout. All of the stories have so much heart and beauty. The representation across these pages proves there are strong girls of every race, culture, ability, and background who will fight for greatness in sports and in life." —Sam Butler, Bright Side Bookshop, Flagstaff, AZ

"The characters display grit and determination as they learn a new sport or struggle with team dynamics. Impressively inclusive with plenty of appeal for sports lovers and couch potatoes alike." —Kirkus

"[The character's] victories, outside of pushing themselves and winning scores, are personal and political, and offer an inclusive sense of empowerment that inspires." —School Library Journal

"If you are interested in sports or inspirational stories that empower young girls then you should get your hands on a copy of Out of Our League; 16 Stories of Girls in Sports." —Young Entertainment Mag

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