Ali Hoops

by Evanka Osmak (Author)

Ali Hoops
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade

Ali loves basketball. She loves watching basketball games. She often daydreams about being a basketball star and scoring a winning basket. Ali gets the chance to live her basketball dreams when she and her best friend Leila decide to try out for their fifth-grade team. Not only will Ali have a chance to make her ultimate dreams come true, but she'll also do it with her best friend.

There's only one problem...Ali's not very good at basketball. And this might just keep her off the team entirely. Or worse, hurt her friendship with Leila. Join Ali for this fun and heartwarming adventure where she learns that sometimes you don't have to bounce the ball to be part of the team.

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"Reading Ali Hoops reminded me of the lessons I got to learn about myself and life, because I played a variety of sports growing up. Her courage to face adversity head on is something we can all learn from no matter what field we pursue. She's an inspiration to all ages."

- Cassie Campbell-Pascall - 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Captain of Team Canada Women's Hockey

"Ali Hoops is an inspiration! I have been surrounded by so many great teammates in my hockey career, and in my sports broadcasting career. Every person plays a different role, but each role is tremendously important. Ali Hoops reminds us of the value that each person brings!"

- Jennifer Botterill - 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist and studio analyst for Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada

"I thoroughly enjoyed the captivating journey of Ali. The narrative beautifully conveyed the powerful message that sports is for everyone. The adaptability, teamwork and creativity showcased in the story deliver an inspiring message for both kids and adults alike."

- Kim Gaucher, 3x Olympic appearances with Team Canada, 1st round draft pick in the 2006 WNBA
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Plumleaf Press
Publication date
May 01, 2024
BISAC categories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV032020 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Basketball
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