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Pick and Roll
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Pick and Roll

By Kelsey Blair

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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Jazz Smith-Mohapatra is the toughest and best player on her basketball team -- and this year she's determined to lead the team to a championship win. But in the last game of the regular season, Jazz sets an offensive move called a pick and roll. A player on the other team doesn't see it coming; she crashes into Jazz, and then onto the floor. Though it's a play that Jazz has done many times, she's never hurt anyone before. Now there's going to be a Fair Play Commission hearing to determine whether the play was legal or not. But even worse than the possibility of being suspended for the playoffs, Jazz's teammates are suddenly questioning her physical style of play and whether the team can make it all the way to the pennant without her.
[Fry reading level - 3.0

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens -

"A slam dunk for girls who love sports, and an excellent example of diversity without flag-waving."

- Jeanne Fredriksen Booklist

"This story, like others in the [Lorimer Sports Stories series, uses sport as the central theme to tell an engaging, relevant story for young readers.... There are some good lessons about friendship, learning to move on after a setback, and playing on a team."

- Jaclyn McLean, Resource Links

KELSEY BLAIR played varsity women's basketball at the University of British Columbia. During that time she was team captain for four years, leading her team to two Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Championships. She later played professional basketball in Sweden for two years before returning to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she now works full time as a writer.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 19th March 2014
ISBN: 9781459406018
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 19th March 2014
ISBN: 9781459406025
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 19th March 2014
ISBN: 9781459406032
Format: EPUB

Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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  • Contemporary themes and Canadian settings
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"A winning series... designed to attract reluctant readers as well as provide recreational reading for children who are interested in stories about sports."
- National Library of Canada

"Lorimer is obviously succeeding with this series of action-driven novels which encourage young readers to 'Get in the Game'!"
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Kids who love sports love these books, and so do teachers. When you put one of these into a young sports fan's hands, you can feel confident they will enjoy reading.