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Golden Goal
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Golden Goal

By David Starr

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Series: Soccer United: Team Refugee

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When Dylan doesn't get off to a good start at his new school and gets in trouble for fighting, he has to join the soccer team with a group of immigrant and refugee students who play on a rough, gravel field. Mocked by his old team, Dylan becomes determined to bring his new team to the championship finals. Getting to know his teammates opens Dylans eyes about hardship, and shows him the value of a goal that wins in sudden-death play — a golden goal.

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


Winner - Best Books for Kids & Teens Starred Selection - Canadian Children's Book Centre - 2017

Nominated - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - 2019

"Rated G: Good, even great at times, generally useful!"

- Lesley Little Resource Links

"The vocabulary is very suitable for the intended audience. Dialogue is extensive and realistic. The fast-paced plot adds to the enjoyment of the story ... The chapters end at a high point which would make this an excellent read-aloud choice ... Golden Goal would appeal to students who like soccer, team sports and realistic fiction. Highly Recommended."

- Deborah Mervold, Educator, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"It was such a subtle and powerful look at class from a kid's perspective ... I have to applaud the author for tackling such a difficult subject with this book and doing it really well."

- Isaiah Roby NetGalley Reviewer

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

- School Library Journal

"This is a fine book for reluctant readers or those wanting a good friends/sports book."

- L Lee, Librarian, NetGalley

DAVID STARR is the principal of Byrne Creek Community School in Burnaby, BC. David is the author of several other fiction and non-fiction books and has spoken nationally and internationally on community and refugee education.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 120 pages
Publication Date: 28th April 2017
ISBN: 9781459412026
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Electronic book text, 120 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9781459412040
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  JUV032150, JUV039070, JUV039220, JUV039250
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 3.8
Lexile Reading Level: 670L


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