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Soccer Star

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Soccer Star
Written by Mina Javaherbin
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1536207136
ISBN-13: 9781536207132
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Soccer Star

author: Mina Javaherbin
illustrator: Renato Alarcao

When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a soccer star, crowds will cheer his famous name — and his mother won’t have to work long hours. For now, Paulo spends his days working on a fishing boat and taking care of his little sister, Maria: she teaches him reading, and he teaches her soccer moves. At the end of the day he can finally play soccer with his friends. But when a player on Paulo’s team is injured, will they finally change the rules and let a girl show her stuff? Set in a country whose resilient soccer stars are often shaped by poverty, this uplifting tale of transcending the expected scores a big win for all.

“Perhaps most importantly, Javaherbin shows that being poor doesn’t stop people from having lives and dreams. A lovely story about soccer, gender, and hope.” — Kirkus Reviews
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1536207136 /  9781536207132
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Picture Books / Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 5/16" x 10 13/16"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Sports & Recreation; Family; People & Places;
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