From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
KaLeah has just moved from Halifax to the small town of Trail, B.C. KaLeah’s a natural at baseball, and it’s what she loves to do most. But she is excluded and bullied by Nikki and her clique, the popular Valley Girls, because she is black and because she is better at softball than Nikki. She decides she wants to play baseball with the Trail Boys, the best players her age. Except it’s an all-boys baseball team. But first KaLeah has to prove herself to the boys and the parents who don’t want her to upstage their kids.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lorimer & Company, Ltd.|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||136|
Author: Johnny Boateng
Johnny Boateng played division basketball in Indiana and is the author of the award-winning sports novel Hustle. He grew up in North America, is of African descent, and now lives in Vancouver.
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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 →