From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Star player Janine leads her hockey team to victory at the provincial championships. But on the way home from the game, a car accident leaves her paralyzed from the waist down. Her best friend and teammate, Rowena, urges Janine to look into sledge hockey. Adapting to her new life, Janine meets frustration at every turn. Soon Janine begins to appreciate her new sport. Her experiences lead her to speak up about rights for the disabled, taking her cause all the way to the professional sports arena. She might be a sledge hockey rookie, but she knows she’s up for any challenge.
Based on real-life experience and research, this story tracks the emotional and physical challenges of first dealing with disability.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lorimer & Company, Ltd.|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
School Library Journal
“[T]hese books effectively combine high-impact action scenes with sophisticated social themes.”—School Library Journal
“The story creates a terrific opportunity to start a discussion about accessibility issues for people with disabilities.”—
Author: Steven Sandor
Steven Sandor is a journalist who writes on a variety of topics. His knowledge of kids and sports combines with a close look at the challenges faced by new Canadians.
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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 →