Queen of the Court

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Kallana wears the wildest clothes of anyone at her suburban Calgary junior high school. Still, it seems it’s not enough to get the attention of her freelance photographer father or her non-kid-friendly mother.

When her dad signs her up for the basketball team after Kallana is sent home from school for wearing “provocative” clothes, she’s mortified: she can’t dribble, she can’t shoot, and the uniforms are just hideous. But as things get worse at home, basketball practice comes to be a welcome relief, and the self-confidence she learns at the free-throw line helps her prepare for the difficult changes she has to face.

Format Your Price
978-1-55277-676-6
$9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039230, JUV014000, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 720
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Michele Martin Bossley

Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous children's books. Many of her novels have been Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selections, including Goon Squad, The Winning Edge, and Trapped.

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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 →