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Arcady's Goal

Eugene Yelchin (2014), 240 pages
Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Audience: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Arcady, an orphan in Soviet Russia, is convinced his ticket out of the orphanage is being recruited for the Red Army Soccer Club. When a schoolteacher-turned-orphanage-inspector who Arcady mistakes as a talent scout shows up during a pickup game at the orphanage, Arcady expects liberation and a spot on his country's beloved soccer team, but not the love that might come with it. Will Arcady ever play for the Red Army Soccer Club or learn to accept a place in his new found home?
Similar books: All the Broken Pieces by Anne E. Burg; Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Reviewed by: BIS
Date read: 2/12/2016
ISBN-10: 0805098445
ISBN-13: 9780805098440