Karen Spafford-Fitz

KAREN SPAFFORD-FITZ is the author of five books for children and teens, including the Lorimer SideStreets novels Push Back and Saving Grad, both named Resource Links’ Year’s Best. An avid runner, Karen has coached elementary and junior-high students in cross-country running and in track and field. Recently, she participated in a marathon with a differently abled athlete in a pushcart. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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  • Volleyball Vibe

    A young teen girl discovers playing sports as a way to boost self-esteem and feel like she belongs.

    $27.99, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 3
    Lexile Reading Level: HL530L
  • Taking the Lead

    By helping train a disabled runner, a competitive teen learns empathy and the value of sport for its own sake.
    $27.99, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 10-13
    Reading level: Grade 2
  • Push Back

    Zaine enters a restorative justice agreement to avoid criminal charges. But will his rage or some new gang members land him back on the streets first?
    $27.99, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 4
    Lexile Reading Level: HL600L
  • Saving Grad

    Vienna, a mixed Native American teen, and her mother struggle to escape her step-father's constant violence by moving to a new city to start new lives.
    $27.99, Hardcover
    Interest ages: 13-18
    Reading level: Grade 5
    Lexile Reading Level: HL610L
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