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Half-Court Trap

By Kevin heronJones

This book will be available 3rd August 2021. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$12.95 Paperback
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This book will be available 3rd August 2021. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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The issues of male body image and rivalry come together in Half-Court Trap, set in racially diverse Brampton, Ontario. Thirteen-year-old Nigel is teased and belittled at home because of his weight, so an opposing player’s trash talk enrages him and he vows revenge. When his enemy becomes a teammate, Nigel plots to make him look bad and get him off the team. As Nigel finds out more about his rival, he not only learns empathy but comes to a new perspective on himself and acceptance of his body shape.

“You gotta let your game do the talking”

Fall ball is starting up and Nigel knows he’ll make the team. He’s a good player, he works hard and he respects his teammates, the game and his coach. But at tryouts, the last person Nigel wants to see is there — Number 5 from a rival team who got the best of Nigel last year on the court by calling him “fatboy baller.” When his rival becomes his teammate, Nigel gets set on revenge. But is it worth sacrificing the team’s shot at the championship?

KEVIN heronJONES is a youth basketball coach, author, journalist, actor, lecturer and award-winning performance poet. He has numerous spoken word recordings and his poetry book titles include Vision, I AM a Child of the SUN and Telephone Love. He lives in Milton, Ontario.

Kevin heronJones is a youth basketball coach, author, journalist, actor, lecturer and award-winning performance poet. He has numerous spoken word recordings and his poetry book titles include Vision, I AM a Child of the SUN and Telephone Love. He lives in Milton, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 3rd August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416444
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 2022
ISBN: 9781459416468
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 3rd August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416451
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFM, YFR, YXL, YXS
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.9.0.0, JUV005000, JUV032020, JUV039050, JUV039060, JUV039140
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.5
Lexile Reading Level: 710L

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