Team Fugee
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Team Fugee

By Dirk McLean

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Series: Soccer United: Team Refugee

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Two years after his birth parents disappeared from their home in Nigeria, newly adopted Ozzie moves to Canada. At his new school, Ozzie and the other Nigerian kids compete for time on the soccer field with a team of Syrian refugees — led by Victor. But then they are asked to combine their teams to challenge the division champions. A school soccer program for all the students is on the line. Can Ozzie and Victor unite to make two groups of resilient refugees into one team?

Team Fugee is one of four new books that offer readers insight into the experiences of refugee youth as they adjust to life in North America.


Commended - Best Books for Kids & Teens - Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2017

"In addition to soccer and family, this slim volume touches on many topics, including physical disabilities, literacy challenges, adoption, orphans, civil war, racial profiling, and Black Canadian history ... good for a novel study for a group of reluctant readers."

- Ruth McMahon, Librarian CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"This was such a great book and my class was so excited about this book and told their friends and family about it!"

- Trully Sunee NetGalley

"Soccer United stands apart for discussing the modern refugee crisis and the difficulties of resettlement for middle school readers."

- School Library Journal

DIRK McLEAN is the author of children's picture books and the Lorimer Sports Stories novel Not Out. Dirk was born in Trinidad, but now lives in Toronto.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 136 pages
Publication Date: 28th April 2017
ISBN: 9781459412057
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 136 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9781459412071
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV013050, JUV032150, JUV039120, JUV039250
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.6
Lexile Reading Level: 690L


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