Pick and Roll

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

Jazz Smith-Mohapatra is the toughest and best player on her basketball team—and this year she’s determined to lead the team to a championship win. But in the last game of the regular season, Jazz sets an offensive move called a pick and roll. A player on the other team doesn’t see it coming; she crashes into Jazz, and then onto the floor. Though it’s a play that Jazz has done many times, she’s never hurt anyone before. Now there’s going to be a Fair Play Commission hearing to determine whether the play was legal or not. But even worse than the possibility of being suspended for the playoffs, Jazz’s teammates are suddenly questioning her physical style of play and whether the team can make it all the way to the pennant without her.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039050, JUV039180, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 640
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

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 →