From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
For thirteen-year-old David Timko, making the Bantam A hockey team is everything. So when he doesn’t make the cut, his bad attitude soon gets him benched. Even worse, his new friend at school, Omar, shows a complete lack of understanding of David’s problem. Omar has problems of his own. A recent Syrian refugee, he’s angry that his parents can’t find good jobs in his new country, among other problems. As both boys become more frustrated with their own problems, their friendship begins to suffer. Can the two boys come to an understanding of each other’s problems before their friendship comes to blows?
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||120|
Author: Steven Sandor
Steven Sandor is an award-winning magazine editor, author and sports broadcaster. He has written five books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, and two teen novels.
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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 →