Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport that has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence, and foster responsibility and teamwork. The main character, Ria, is a teen girl living in Edmonton, Alberta, whose obsession with beauty and fashion leads her mother to insist that she either get a job or join a team sport. At an age when too many girls stop competing athletically, Ria discovers her own capabilities as well as the rewards of challenging herself and connecting with others on a team.
KAREN SPAFFORD-FITZ is the author of seven books for children and teens, including Lorimer SideStreets novels Push Back and Saving Grad, both named Resource Links' Year's Best, and Lorimer Sports Story Taking the Lead. While Karen is an avid runner, she enjoyed relearning all she knew about volleyball from the years when her daughters played and her husband coached. Karen lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
"An excellent story about growing up and the sport of volleyball."
"An excellent choice for reluctant readers."