Spring 2022

Hoopers

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

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

Hoopers is about a Black youth who wants to live the basketball dream of fame and acclaim. Jojo and his friends know that once they make their high-school team, they will have the time of their lives. But their no-nonsense coach is strict, even mean, and seems to repeatedly target Jojo.

Emphasizing the real qualities of hard work and dedication, Hoopers shows how Jojo learns how to be a skilled player and leader for his team—a real Hooper.

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978-1-4594-1637-6
$20.99
978-1-4594-1635-2
$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: 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 2022-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV032020, JUV039220
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 620
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Johnny Boateng

Johnny Boateng played division basketball in Indiana and is the author of the award-winning sports novel Hustle. He grew up in North America, is of African descent, and now lives in Vancouver.

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 →