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Big Air

By Lorna Schultz Nicholson

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Series: Lorimer Podium Sports Academy

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Aboriginal snowboarder Jax has it made. He's in his last year at Podium Sports Academy and he's got a sponsorship from a big snowboarding company in the bag. But then his older brother, always the troublemaker in the family, shows up in Calgary unexpectedly. Suddenly Jax's sponsorship is threatened when the police come asking questions about a break-in at the house where he lives. He wants to help his brother, but will it cost him his future as a professional boarder?

[Fry reading level - 3.0


Commended - One of the Year's Best for 2013 - Resource Links - 2013

"The series is designed to connect with teens by dramatically leading them through the possibilities their choices create and offering wholesome suggestions for successful outcomes. Author Lorna Schultz Nicholson achieves this without ever appearing to be preaching to the reader. Big Air is highly recommended for any teens, and the series should be available in all middle years school libraries." Highly Recommended

- Sherry Faller CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"What gives this story its depth is the abiding hatred the prejudiced policeman holds for Jax. Jax sees just how easy it is for dangerous stereotypes to rule the day." Rated E: excellent, enduring, everyone should read it!

- Lesley Little Resource Links

LORNA SCHULTZ NICHOLSON has written picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and non-fiction. She has also written, produced, and hosted programs for television and radio, and is well known in Western Canada for her print journalism, including sports writing. Lorna regularly visits schools to share her passion for literacy with students. She lives in Edmonton with her husband and their two dogs.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405318
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Hardback, 144 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405301
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 144 pages
Publication Date: 18th September 2013
ISBN: 9781459405325
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:, JUV013070, JUV032080
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 13 To 18
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 2.5
Lexile Reading Level: 580L


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Podium Sports Academy

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Fast-paced hi/lo sports fiction

Series features

  • Ideal for reluctant readers
  • Recurring cast of multicultural boy and girl characters
  • Storylines include issues such as hazing, drug use, eating disorders
  • Sports focus on hockey, synchro swimming, lacrosse, soccer and basketball
  • Written by novelist and sports expert Lorna Schultz Nicholson

"These hi/lo books tackle difficult teen problems in an easy-to-read style"
School Library Journal

"Podium Sports Academy is a great concept. Take the pressures of a regular high school experience and dial them up tenfold"
Resource Links

"a no-fear approach to writing about serious issues that have resonance with real life"
CM Magazine

Lorna Schultz Nicholson is an experienced sports writer. She is the bestselling author of several books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series for young readers. Her Podium Sports Academy series reflects the experiences of top ranked athletes and teens who have been billeted away from home to play sports at real-life elite sports high schools.