Queen of the Court (Lorimer Sports Stories)

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Kallana wears the wildest clothes of anyone at her suburban Calgary junior high school. Still, it seems it's not enough to get the attention of her freelance photographer father or her non-kid-friendly mother. When her dad signs her up for the basketball team after Kallana is sent home from school for wearing "provocative" clothes, she's mortified: she can't dribble, she can't shoot, and the uniforms are just hideous. But as things get worse at home, basketball practice comes to be a welcome relief, and the self-confidence she learns at the free-throw line helps her prepare for the difficult changes she has to face. Queen of the Court is the touching story of a young girl whose experience of sport helps her cope with unexpected change.

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Michele Martin Bossley is the author of numerous novels for young people. A frequent speaker at writing conferences and schools, Michele divides her time between writing and parenting her four sons. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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An excellent choice for preteen girls. Highly recommended. (Deborah Dowson Canadian Book Review Annual)

Not everything is upbeat in the story. Sometimes things are desperately bad. The good and the bad are well presented and I found myself pulling for this bully who repents and learns to deal with unpleasant situations... this is a girl's counterpart to Matt Christopher's books. (Jean Huff)

Queen of the Court is about finding oneself and determining what is important... The main character, like many her age, is fighting to fit in... As Kallana learns the rules of the game, she also begins to discover who she is and to challenge her own capabilities.


A 'must-read.'
Highly Recommended. (Christina Pike CM: Canadian Review of Materials 2011-05-20)

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