From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Ashley Rivera’s single mom can’t afford to buy her new basketball shoes—she doesn’t even have enough for the registration fee when Ashley makes the city basketball team. So Ashley takes on extra work to make the money she needs to play basketball. Soon Ashley’s overloaded schedule makes her too tired for school and her friends, and she can’t take it when the popular girl on her team suddenly starts teasing her about her ragged sneakers. Does Ashley even want to keep playing? With the help of friends old and new, and with surprising support from her brother, Ashley figures out how to afford the price of play.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||136|
Author: Kelsey Blair
Kelsey Blair is currently a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University, where she researched the history of women's basketball in Canada for her dissertation on sport and performance.
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Lorimer Sports Stories
Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View available downloads →