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Children's Fiction Basketball

Making the Team

by (author) Kelsey Blair

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2016
Category
Basketball, Friendship, Bullying
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459411371
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459411388
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 7 to 10

Description

When Hannah doesn't make the Grade 8 girls basketball team and her best friend June does, Hannah misses playing basketball and being part of a team. Worse, she and June don't spend as much time together and start growing apart. How can Hannah ensure that she makes the team next year while all the other players are playing more and getting better this year? As she develops her basketball skills and confidence, she realizes she stands a good shot at making the high school team. But can she ever get her friendship with June back?

About the author

KELSEY BLAIR played varsity basketballfor the University of British Columbia, leading her team to two Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Championships, and has played semi-professionally in Sweden. She is the author of the Sports Stories Pick and Roll, which was selected as a Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, as well as Ugly Kicks and Making the Team. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Awards

  • Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens -- Canadian Children's Book Centre

Editorial Reviews

"Making The Team would be a good addition to public and school libraries by enriching the growing collection of novels about girls participating in sports and the benefits of being part of a team. Highly Recommended."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"The conflicts and decisions of the main characters are very real for a very challenging age, and handled deftly by Blair, who brings both basketball and literary credibility."

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"I like the focus on setting and achieving goals"

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