From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Jay Hirtle’s back in Rockets territory and he’s determined to help his former teammates win the basketball championship. But some of his teammates aren’t very welcoming, including Colin, Jay’s former best friend and last season’s MVP. When Jay wins out in a close vote for team captain, Colin’s behavior becomes even more hostile. Jay has to think of a way to fix their strained relationship—and the effect it has on the team’s showing—even if it means giving up the captaincy.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
Author: Sylvia Gunnery
Sylvia Gunnery, an award-winning educator, lives at Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia, where she taught junior and senior high school. She is the author of Personal Best and Out of Bounds.
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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 →