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Sylvia Taekema

SYLVIA TAEKEMA works as a supply teacher and as a volunteer in programs for children at school, church and in the community. Her first novel, Seconds, was nominated for a Silver Birch Express Award. Sylvia lives in Chatham, Ontario.

Bad Shot
  • Interest age: 10-13
  • School grade: 4

This book tells the story of a small-town basketball player who is bullied by a teammate who comes from a wealthier family. The story plays out against the realistic backdrop of an economically struggling small town, a fictional version of Chatham, and touches on the emotional realities of performance anxiety, socioeconomic status issues experienced by kids, depression, and bullying.

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