Dream Series: Locals Only (Lower Level)

Dream Series: Locals Only (Lower Level)


My name is Toby Hardin. I’m from Texas, but my father is a colonel in the Air Force, so we move around a lot. We’ve been living in Germany for the last six years. I had just made the starting lineup on my soccer team when “The Colonel” dropped a bomb on me: we were moving to Florida. Once we got there, I found out that skateboarding was king. The sport is the opposite of everything I’d been taught–and everything I believed.

I’m definitely an outsider in this town, where “locals rule.” Before long, though, I learned to skate, and I soon realized that the sport is an extension of me. I love the thrill of nailing a difficult trick and flying through the air. The Colonel would hate it if he found out I was skating, or that my best friend has started drinking. I’ve got some tough decisions to make–but will I ever be thought of as a local?

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Product ID: 12799


Grade 1-3 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-61570-791-1 | Lexile: 570 | GRL: L | English

Dream Series – Locals Only:
From the Dream Series


  • Engages students with athletes of diverse cultures who serve as role models to inspire readers to achieve their own goals
  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity

Key features:

  • Chapter discussion questions to support social emotional learning
  • Writing activities that challenge students to create essays in various writing modes

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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