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By Steven Sandor

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Star player Janine leads her hockey team to victory at the provincial championships. But on the way home from the game, a car accident leaves her paralyzed from the waist down. Her best friend and teammate, Rowena, urges Janine to look into sledge hockey. Adapting to her new life, Janine meets frustration at every turn. Soon Janine begins to appreciate her new sport. Her experiences lead her to speak up about rights for the disabled, taking her cause all the way to the professional sports arena. She might be a sledge hockey rookie, but she knows she's up for any challenge.

Based on real-life experience and research, this story tracks the emotional and physical challenges of first dealing with disability.

Awards

Winner - CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection - 2018

"Janine and her story will open many eyes to things able-bodied people take for granted and will shed a bright light on sledge hockey."

- Mary Harelkin Bishop, CM: Magazine

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
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13

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