Bank Shot

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

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?

Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low
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
Copyright 2021
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032020, JUV013070, JUV014000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 570
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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.

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 →