- Series: Soccer United: Team Refugee
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 1 May 2017
- Copyright Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9781459412040
- Page Count: 120
- Dimensions: 5" x 7.75"
- Interest ages: 10-13
- Reading level: Grade 3
by David Starr
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.
About the Author
Unable to concentrate on his game because of the traumas he experienced in Syria, Victor, captain of a soccer team of refugee kids, discovers how to offer real leadership to his team during a national competition.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 3Lexile Reading Level: 660LAbbas and his soccer team of fellow refugees are playing in a big tournament. When a traffic accident triggers crippling flashbacks to war-torn Syria, Abbas perseveres to support his teammates through the competition.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 3Lexile Reading Level: 660L