From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Sarimah has played soccer in her home in Syria but everything changes when her family suddenly moves to Canada. Now, Sarimah must learn English and adapt to the cold winter weather.
Her soccer skills earn her a place on the league team but star player, Tamsen is convinced the spot is given to Sarimah out of charity. Sarimah has to find out if she has what it takes to play organized soccer, to show Tamsen that she deserves a place on the team, and to learn to love her new home as much as she loves the game.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
Author: David Trifunov
David Trifunov is an award-winning sportswriter and freelance journalist based in Lake Country, BC. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the United States.
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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 →