Queen of the Courtby Michele Martin Bossley
Kallana has always been more interested in fashions than in sports. When her father suddenly decides she should join the school basketball team, Kallana feels desperate.
Canadian Book Review Annual"An excellent choice for preteen girls. Highly recommended."
Children's LiteratureKallana Ohlmstead is an eighth grade girl who thinks she is the queen of cool and of fashion. However, her awkward tallness and her average looks give her a low image of herself. She has a mom who hardly pays attention to her because she is busy with her own work. Her dad's idea for her to join the basketball team to learn team spirit is one of the worst ideas Kallana has ever heard. Having no choice in the matter, she joins the team and learns a lot. Through trial and error, she learns how to play basketball and how to get along with the other girls on the team. It is the spirit of the team that helps her get through a new problem at home. The author holds the reader's attention through the action as well as the conflicts in the story. The book has a great story line that may help readers cope with their own problems. 2000, James Lorimer and Company, $5.50. Ages 10 to 13. Reviewer: Cathi White<%ISBN%>1550287036
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