From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories
This girls’ basketball story deals with the conflict between family caregiving responsibilities and extra-curricular sports that some kids, particularly girls, often face.
Jo loves playing basketball in gym class and she is surprised when she makes the school team. Because she has to babysit her younger brother, she’s afraid her mom will make her give up her place on the team, so instead, Jo hatches a plan to have a neighbor secretly babysit so she can play.
While Jo shows initiative and problem-solving skills both on and off the court, will her mom see it that way when she’s found out?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, 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||120|
Author: Valerie Pankratz Froese
Valerie Pankratz Froese grew up playing sports and started coaching at a young age. Her love of coaching drew her to a career in teaching. Froese lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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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 →