'I don't know why we even try. We all know Cassie Price is going to win, even with those broken down shoes.'
No one can outrun Cassie Price. Her dad tells everyone he meets that she has rockets in her shoes. And she seems to win every game she plays, without even trying very hard. But winning isn't always what it's cracked up to be, especially when your friends start saying mean things about you. When a new girl at athletics poses a challenge to Cassie, she might have to rethink how important winning really is.
What Nitty Gritty
brings to your classroom:
- High interest, rich texts with themes relevant and of interest to young adolescents
- Stimulating and engaging discussion prompts, and activities focusing on key critical literacy areas including author purpose, power of language, characterisation, bias, point of view and more.
- Cutting-edge design and text layout to engage young adult readers
- Text written by a range of local and international authors including Diana Noonan, Jillian Sullivan, William Taylor, Stu Duval, Tina Shaw, John Lockyer, Glynne MacLean and more
- a range of genres: mystery, adventure, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction
- Different social and cultural perspectives, strong themes and messages to spark discussion. and encourage the questioning, challenging and deconstructing of texts
- Gatefold back covers with critical literacy discussion prompts for literature circles.
Hamilton-based writer Alison Robertson writes fiction for young readers. Her first book, Knocked for Six, won the 2000 Tom Fitzgibbon Award. She has a background in journalism and applied arts, and has worked as a sports reporter for radio, and as a freelance writer.