Fall 2021

Open Ice

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-4594-1536-2
$20.99
978-1-4594-1534-8
$9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
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
Copyright 2021
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032110, JUV039060, JUV014000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 620
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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.

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. The themes will appeal to kids who play sports, such as rivalry, teamwork, competition… View available downloads →