From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
With no team in her rural town, Zoey tries out for Bantam girl’s team the Barrie Sharks. She makes the cut and, knowing that the income from her family’s farm won’t cover the fees, pushes herself to overcome her shyness and try to raise her own funding. Zoey’s talent and eagerness on the ice impress Coach Mikom, team captain Tia, and goalie Anika. But her skills challenge rich Mel for prominence on the team. Teammate Kat makes Zoey embarrassed by her rural background, and Zoey’s shame at her father’s behavior at a game gives a player on another team the opportunity to bully Zoey, and interfere with her game.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Social Class, 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||128|
Author: Alex O'Brien
Alex O'Brien has played, watched, and coached several sports extensively. It was only natural that he'd come to write sports novels revealing the excitement and growth offered through competition.
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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 →