Triple Threat (Triple Threat: Alex Carlisle #1)

by Mike Lupica (Author)

From New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica, comes a timely story about a young girl who joins the boys football team. With Mike's signature fast-paced, heartfelt writing, he expertly explores gender inequality in football with nonstop sports action.

When twelve-year-old Alex makes up her mind to join her middle school's football team, she doesn't expect it to be easy. But she also never anticipated she'd be met with scorn and derision from her exclusively male teammates. Football has always been a source of happiness for Alex. She and her single father never miss a Steelers game on TV, and Alex knows she has a talent for throwing the perfect spiral. But the guys suck the joy right out of the game for Alex--going out of their way to trip her up during tryouts, and teaming up against her just to watch her fail. Suddenly, Alex is the lowest she's ever felt. But if getting QB is worth it to her, she's going to have to fight for it.

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Mike Lupica
MIKE LUPICA has been called "the greatest sports writer for middle school readers." He is the author of multiple bestselling books, including Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, The Underdogs, QB 1, Fantasy League, Fast Break, Last Man Out, No Slam Dunk, Strike Zone, and Triple Threat. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes a column for the New York Daily News and, appears regularly on MSNBC, and does twice-weekly The Sports Reporters podcasts for Compass Media. He has proven that he can write for andspeak to sports fans of all ages and stripes.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
August 20, 2020
Triple Threat: Alex Carlisle
BISAC categories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV032030 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Football
Library of Congress categories

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