Shooting Star

by Cynthia Bates

Quyen was the star of the basketball team at Nellie McClung Middle School until she had a fight with her coach. Now she must play for a local bantam team, and she's not sure she likes it.

Quyen is a basketball star at her Ottawa school until a fight with her coach forces her to find another team. Her new teammates are hard to get along with and one of them goes out of her way to pick on Quyen.

Then, when her parents start acting strangely, Quyen is forced to confront her family's past in Vietnam in order to face the challenges of the present.

Shooting Star is a touching story of how past tragedy affects future generations, for good and ill.

About the Author

Cynthia Bates

CYNTHIA BATES is an Ottawa teacher and coach who has worked with hundreds of young athletes. She is the author of Mikayla's Victory and Courage on the Line and the recipient of the Women Writers' Award from the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario.


"There is good detail [in this book about Vietnamese family life and about basketball. This fast-paced story will keep readers interested."
School Library Journal


Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection

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