Triple Threat by Jacqueline Guest features a basketball theme along side a blended family, and the sport of wheelchair basketball. The main character is Matt Eagletail, a 13-year-old First Nation boy, who lives in Calgary with his mother, and stepfather, who is white, and his five stepsisters. Matt spends his time on the court and online with his friend Free Throw, who is a wheelchair athlete who coaches basketball. The pair meets one summer and together they build a basketball team of neighbourhood boys and girls.
Hat Trick is a sports themed novel by Métis author Jacqueline Guest. Twelve-year-old Leigh is the only girl on the Falcons hockey team and knows the captain of the team does not like it, but now she is receiving threatening messages on her answering machine. Lexile Measure: 710; ATOS Reading Level: 5.3; Reading Level: 5.3. FNCR 2013
Leigh Aberdeen, excited by the prospect of winning the hockey championship with a new all-girls team, is furious when the coach adds a know-it-all boy to the line-up, and things get worse when her best friend, the team goalie, starts skipping practice. Reading Level: 5.2; ATOS Reading Level: 5.2
Against the Boards is one of the titles in the Sports Stories Series published by Lorimer. Author Lorna Nicholson writes a coming-of-age story about Peter who finally gets selected to play on an AAA Bantam hockey team in Edmonton. However his difficulty adjusting to city life, a new school, and a host family begins to affect his performance on the ice. ATOS Reading Level: 4.1; Reading Level: 4.5
Against the Boards is available in hardcover edition (9781550288650) at the paper edition price.
Rink Rivals is a fast-paced sports novel by Métis author Jacqueline Guest. When twin brothers Evan and Brynley Selkirk move with their family from the remote Cree community of Whapmagoostui to bustling Calgary, their worlds turn upside-down. In place of the grey, frigid waters of Hudson Bay, they see the downtown canyons of a modern city. Bryn, a musical prodigy, trades piano practice for hockey practice to impress a new girlfriend; Evan, the family hockey hero, starts running with a bad crowd and neglecting the game.
Soccer Star by Métis author Jacqueline Guest is a title in the Lorimer series, Sports Stories. Samantha Aqsarniq Keyes is used to a life on the move. Her military family has been transferred across Canada, and she's grown up with stories of her Inuit ancestors exploring the far north. For Sam, soccer has been the one constant in her life. But now that she's thirteen, her home base isn't the only thing that's changing. Sam longs to show up Carly, her school's reigning soccer star, but Sam's new interest in theater is taking up a lot of time.
Josh Watson must decide what to do when some of the other players on his hockey team try to play a dangerous prank on a fellow teammate. Josh has been selected to attend an elite summer hockey camp. Here he rooms with Peter Kuiksak, a likeable and talented youth from the Northwest Territories. Josh is trying hard to conceal his diabetes at the same time fitting in with the boys. When he learns about a cruel hazing of his roommate Josh must decide what he should do. An action-filled sports novel with an ethical twist. Reading Level: 4.2; ATOS Reading Level: 4.2
Deal With It Series Teacher Resource provides teachers with lesson plans for 19 of the Deal With It student books including Arguing, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Cliques, Competition, Girlness, Guyness, Gangs, Fighting, Gossip, Image, Lying, Misconduct, Money, Peer Pressure, Racism, Rudeness, Privacy, and Teasing. Each book in the series is covered by a 9-page spread that provides information about how to effectively use each student resource.
Cyberbullying: Deal with It and Ctrl Alt Delete It is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines the growing phenomenon known as cyberbullying and how to identify and effectively deal with the tactics of a cyberbully. The book describes scenarios of cyberbullying and how students can identify the actions of others online. The book covers how to take action against cyberbullying behaviours whether the student is the cyberbully, the target, or the witness.
Toronto: A Short Illustrated History of Its First 12,000 Years is edited by anthropologist Ron Williamson and tells a brief history of Toronto in five essays each written by a scholar in his field. This popular history begins with the early historical record with Robert MacDonald's essay, Toronto's Natural History. Ronald Williamson offers a concise overview of First Nations history in his paper, Before the Visitors. Military historian Carl Benn offers readers a paper about the impact of Colonial Transformations on the First Nations and the landscape.