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Ten: A Soccer Story

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Ten: A Soccer Story

Maya is a passionate soccer fan eager to start playing soccer herself. This is extra challenging because soccer is considered a "boys' game" in Malaysia in 1986. She teaches herself basic soccer skills with only her mother and a potted rosebush as training partners, then gradually persuades enough girls to join her to form a team, all the while trying to keep her unpredictable biracial family together. Reading Maya's witty, observant first-person narrative will make readers want her on their team, and they'll cheer her on as she discovers that winning is great --- but losing doesn't mean defeat.

Ten: A Soccer Story
by Shamini Flint

  • Publication Date: June 25, 2019
  • Genres: Family Life, Fiction, Prejudice
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • ISBN-10: 132859632X
  • ISBN-13: 9781328596321