That's My Team!: The History, Science, and Fun behind Sports Teams' Names (Hardcover)

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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. 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.

About the Author

Paul Volponi is an author, journalist and educator. His twelve novels for young adults have been the recipient of a dozen American Library Association honors. His novel Black and White, winner of the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, is a staple in many middle school and high school English classes. The Final Four is on the New York City Chancellor's Ninth-Grade Reading List. You can learn more about his books at

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538126738
ISBN-10: 1538126737
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: August 9th, 2019
Pages: 160
Language: English