author: Mina Javaherbin
illustrator: A. G. Ford
In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federationsize
soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?
Celebrate soccer—and the World Cup!
“Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu