Spring 2022

Half-Court Trap

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

The issues of male body image and rivalry come together in Half-Court Trap. Thirteen-year-old Nigel is teased and belittled at home because of his weight so when an opposing player’s trash talk enrages him, he vows revenge. When his enemy becomes a teammate, Nigel plots to make him look bad and get him off the team.

As Nigel finds out more about his rival, he not only learns empathy but comes to a new perspective on himself and acceptance of his body shape.

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978-1-4594-1646-8
$20.99
978-1-4594-1644-4
$9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Category Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, 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 JUV005000, JUV032020, JUV039140
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 710
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Kevin heronJones

Kevin heronJones is a youth basketball coach, journalist, actor, lecturer, and award-winning performance poet. His poetry book titles include Vision, I AM a Child of the SUN, and Telephone Love. He lives in Milton, Ontario.

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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 →