From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
In need of money to pay her basketball fees, fourteen-year old Malia King registers for a refereeing course at her middle school. Refereeing gives her a whole new perspective on the game, and helps to improve her own play. But things get complicated when Malia is assigned to referee her younger sister Flo’s games, especially when she makes a call that leads to a big loss for her school. As people around Malia start pressuring her to favor the team from her own school she has to choose between calling a fair game or becoming a social outcast.
Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group.
|Grade 5 - Grade 8
|SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
|James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
|Lorimer Children & Teens
|Number of Pages
Author: Kelsey Blair
Kelsey Blair is currently a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University, where she researched the history of women's basketball in Canada for her dissertation on sport and performance.
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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 →