From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Renna Rashad is not only captain, she’s also de facto coach of her basketball team. But when a rival from an opposing team takes a vacant spot on the team, Renna faces some tough choices she wasn’t prepared for. It starts with a shove in the hall, then a slight on the team’s on-line blog, followed by exclusion from a team social event, and finally an uncalled-for move on the court that leaves her injured.
Will Renna admit she’s the target of bullying before her beloved team is torn apart?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, 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||136|
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 →