Two Strikes

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-1150-0
$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 JUV039120, JUV039230, JUV032010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 540
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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 →