Shot in the Dark
From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Eighth-grader Micah is psyched to have made the BC junior goalball team—even though he gets the news while dealing with a flare-up of his degenerative eye condition. What he’s not happy about is his parents’ decision to get him a guide dog, and the possibility of losing his independence.
When Liam, a new, first-rate player, joins the goalball team, Micah’s frustration with his vision spills onto the court. He is rude to Liam and starts a fight with another teammate, Sebastian, after practice. It’s only with the help of Cam, his Orientation and Mobility Specialist, that Micah starts to get a handle on his aggression and trust people enough to communicate how he feels. But with the team’s big junior tournament in Richmond, B.C., quickly approaching, Micah has to reconcile his differences with Liam and Sebastian—both on and off the court—to become a real team player and help his team win the championship.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, 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||136|
Author: Janet M. Whyte
Janet M. Whyte, a former horseback rider, now works as a library technician at Langara College in Vancouver. She is the author of three books, Charlie and Charlie on Tour, and Mr. Bert's Story Time.
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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 →