From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
Set in a co-ed environment, this book follows teens Jillian and Jacob, who must attempt to deal with their problems through communication, problem-solving, and teamwork, not unlike the typical methods kids see when dealing with challenges. Touching on the sports-based — as opposed to social — pressures that discourage girls from continuing in team sports as they get older, Open Ice handles the issue of sexism in sports in a positive way.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Feminism, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
Author: David Trifunov
David Trifunov is an award-winning sportswriter and freelance journalist based in Lake Country, BC. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the United States.
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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 →