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Author Volponi, Paul, author.

Title That's my team! : the history, science, and fun behind sports teams' names / Paul Volponi.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.06 V888t 2019    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Author's Note -- Introduction -- World History -- American History -- Literature, Language, and Mythology -- Music and Pop Culture -- Changing Society: Gender and Race -- The Natural World -- Geography -- Industrial Revolution -- Foreign Studies -- People and Politics -- Marine Sciences and Meteorology -- Electives and Independent Studies -- Challenge Answers -- Notes -- Suggested Readings -- Index -- About the Author
Summary "How did author Edgar Allen Poe influence the naming of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens? What major historical events inspired the naming of the Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco 49ers, and Oklahoma Sooners? And what caused the NBA's Washington Bullets to change their name to the Wizards? In That's My Team! The History, Science, and Fun behind Sports Teams' Names, Paul Volponi shares the answers to these questions and more. Leading readers on a fast-paced journey through different parts of the United States and the world, Volponi reveals fascinating pieces of information on pop culture, history, science, literature, and a slew of other subjects through the lens of sports. While examining how teams from a variety of sports received their names, he also includes segments on Native Americans, minorities overcoming prejudice, and the growth of women's sports. That's My Team! features fifteen challenges that test the knowledge readers have gained through the chapters, while three "timeouts" provide readers with opportunities to create meaningful names for their own brand new sports teams. Both reluctant and sports-crazed readers, teens and preteens alike, will find this book an exciting way to learn about a variety of subjects through their favorite sports teams." -- Provided by publisher
"This interactive book compels both reluctant and sports-crazed readers to its pages by examining how various teams from a range of sports received their names. Teen and pre-teen readers will gain knowledge of history, science, literature, math, and a slew of other subjects through the lens of notable sports teams." -- Provided by publisher
Subject Sports teams -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Sports teams -- United States -- Names -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Sports teams. (OCoLC)fst01130780
Sports teams -- Names. (OCoLC)fst01130785
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Young adult literature.
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Informational works. (OCoLC)fst01919930
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Informational works.
ISBN 9781538126738 (cloth : alk. paper)
1538126737 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781538126745 (ePub ebook)

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