Making the Team

Making the Team

By Kelsey Blair (CA)

Publisher: Lorimer


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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 make sure that she makes the team next year while all the other players are playing more and getting better this year?

Remembering how June saved her from being bullied when they first met, Hannah helps a classmate from being bullied, he returns the favour by teaching her about goal-setting and planning. 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 women?s basketball at UBC and professional basketball in Sweden for two years. She is the author of the sports novels Ugly Kicks and Pick and Roll, which was named one of the Canadian Children?s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Language: eng

136 pages

Publication Date: 20160822

  • Atlantic Books in Schools
  • English Language Arts
  • Grade Range: 7-9
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource