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Bank Shot

By Valerie Pankratz Froese

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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This girls’ basketball story deals with the conflict between family caregiving responsibilities and extra-curricular sports that some kids, particularly girls, often face. Jo loves playing basketball in gym class, and she is surprised when she makes the school team. Because she has to babysit her younger brother, she’s afraid her mom will make her give up her place on the team, so instead, Jo hatches a plan to have a neighbour secretly babysit so she can play. But the deception and secrets start getting to her after a few close calls. While Jo shows initiative and problem-solving skills both on and off the court, will her mom see it that way when she’s found out?

There’s nothing Jo won’t do to play ball — even if it means lying

When Jo tries out for the school basketball team, she doesn’t really expect to make it. But when she does she’s faced with a tough decision — shirk her responsibility for looking after her younger brother after school or don’t play. She knows asking her mom is out of the question. There’s no money to pay a babysitter for her brother and her mom would say no anyway. So Jo hatches a plan to have a neighbour watch her brother in secret, but will she get away with it?

VALERIE PANKRATZ FROESE grew up playing sports and started coaching at a young age. Her love of coaching drew her to a career in teaching, where she taught both elementary and middle school. Valerie lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A tidy tale, villain- and (unusually, these days) bully-free, with clear but not heavy-handed game and life coaching.

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VALERIE PANKRATZ FROESE grew up playing sports and started coaching at a young age. Her love of coaching drew her to a career in teaching, where she taught both elementary and middle school. Valerie lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 24th August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416390
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 2022
ISBN: 9781459416413
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 24th August 2021
ISBN: 9781459416406
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: YFB, YFN, YFR, YXF
BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.3.0.0, JUV013060, JUV013070, JUV014000, JUV032020
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.5
Lexile Reading Level: HL570L

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