Captain Lilly and the New Girl

by Brenda Bellingham

illustrated by Clarke MacDonald

Lilly helps to welcome a new team mate, from a different background, to the Wolves.

Lilly is excited about playing with the community league girls' soccer team. When the new girl, Sara, joins the team, there is controversy over her headscarf caused by their competing team's coach. The Wolves band together and insist that if Sara can't play with her hijab, they will not play at all. Brenda Bellingham offers a deft but convincing resolution which reinforces the willingness of Lilly, her team and their opponents to be open and welcoming to children of diverse backgrounds.

About the Authors

BRENDA BELLINGHAM was born in Liverpool, England and now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta. A mother and former school teacher, she rediscovered writing in her late forties and went on to become a president, and Program Director for the Canadian Author's Association, Edmonton Branch. She has also taught evening classes in writing for children. Her numerous children's books include Storm Child, a Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection, and several titles in the Lilly series including Lilly's Clever Puppy, Lilly's Good Deed, and Lilly's Special Gift, which are also Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selections.
CLARKE MACDONALD is an illustrator and graphic designer in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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