Spring 2020

Tough Call

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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978-1-4594-1370-2
On pre-order until 01/01/2020
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-4594-1368-9
On pre-order until 03/03/2020
$8.99 $8.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2020-01-01
BISACS JUV039050, JUV032020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 540
Features Teaching Guides and eSource

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.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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 →