From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Eighth-grader Emma is the tallest person in her class. While she used to be into sports in a big way, now that she’s hanging out with her new best friend, other things have become more important—like clothes and makeup and fitting in. When Emma gets roped into volunteering for the girls’ volleyball team, she feels the urge to play again. First, though, she’ll have to overcome her fear of what her new friends will say if she does.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||120|
Author: Steven Barwin
Steven Barwin is a middle school teacher and the author of seven books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, including Spiked, named one of Resource Links Year's Best. He lives in Toronto.
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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 →