Saturday, June 14, 2014
Book Review - Goal
About the Book
A lyrical, strikingly illustrated story celebrates the unifying power of soccer.
In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federation-size 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?
My Take on the Book
Mina Javaherbin has written story about young boys in South Africa who love to play soccer.The boys do not have fancy team uniforms or shoes, they use a bucket for their goal, and they did not have a "real" soccer ball until Ajani received one as an award in school.
Ajani need to be watchful because there are bullies who will steal their ball , The bullies do show up while the boys are playing but they are clever and are able to conceal the real soccer ball.
This is a great story about friendship, perseverance, the resiliency of children to adapt to their situations in life, and how the love of soccer is a bond for the boys.
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