Ugly Kicks

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45940-973-6
$27.99 $20.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2017-01-01
BISACS JUV039230, JUV039060, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 600
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →