From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Westlock is a small town with a long baseball history. But registrations are down, and there are only enough kids in town to fill one team. So Mo Montpetit’s team is entered into the Baseball AA league. All the kids registered will be playing rep ball. No tryouts needed. Mo’s dad is a baseball legend in Westlock. And that’s Mo’s problem. Mo isn’t very good. He can’t hit a rep-level fastball. And as the season starts, the strikeouts and errors mount. The Westlock team loses game after game. How can these kids compete in a league well above their heads? And how can Mo step out of his dad’s long shadow? Find the answers in this fast-paced high/low sports story.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning, Sports|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||160|
School Library Journal
“The in-depth game play will attract sports fans . . . The books also skillfully take on relevant issues including racial discrimination, economic disparities, and mental illness.”—School Library Journal
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 →