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By Steven Sandor

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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A car accident injures her parents and paralyzes Janine from the waist down. Her best friend and teammate urges Janine to look into sledge hockey. At first dismissing the sport as being just for the disabled, Janine agrees to play if her friend does too. They both learn that sledge hockey is an accessible sport, with fiercely competitive players, requiring a strength and skill set all its own. Adapting to her new life, Janine meets frustration at every turn. Soon her experiences lead her to speak up about the seeming invisibility of disabled people and their rights, taking her cause all the way to the professional hockey arena.

Based on Steven Sandor's real-life experience and research, this story tracks the emotional and physical challenges a young teen faces when first dealing with disability.

STEVEN SANDOR is an award-winning magazine editor, author and sports broadcaster. He provides colour commentary for FC Edmonton
broadcasts and edits Avenue Edmonton and the Canadian soccer tablet magazine Plastic Pitch. He has written three Sports Stories novels, Trolled,
Replay and Playing for Keeps, and the teen novel Crack Coach. He lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 15th August 2017
ISBN: 9781459412194
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 15th August 2017
ISBN: 9781459412217
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV015020, JUV032110, JUV039140, JUV039150
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.2
Lexile Reading Level: HL590L

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