Soccer

Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams

Now Is the Time for Running

Deo and his brother Innocent live in a village in Zimbabwe.  One day when they are outside in their village playing soccer, trucks with soldiers aboard arrive armed with guns. In the book Now is the Time for Running by Michael Williams, an ordinary day that started with soccer games with friends ends with tragedy and carnage. Deo and Innocent are the only surviving members of their village. Everyone else has been murdered by the soldiers. The brothers must secretly leave the village and try to find safety elsewhere. The brothers manage to escape only after Innocent convinces Deo to go back and retrieve his "Bix box" that contains all his prized possessions. Deo has his soccer ball which is stuffed with money.

Deo and Innocent must make their way to South Africa where they can work, go back to school, and find their father. The only clue they have to his whereabouts is a crumpled picture of him standing in front of a truck with a phone number on it.

Tangerine

By Edward Bloor

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Though legally blind, Paul Fisher can see what others cannot. He can see that his parents' constant praise of his brother, Erik, the football star, is to cover up something that is terribly wrong. But no one listens to Paul--until his family moves to Tangerine. In this Florida town, weird is normal: Lightning strikes at the same time every day, a sinkhole swallows a local school, and Paul the geek finds himself adopted into the toughest group around: the soccer team at his middle school.
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Owen Foote : Soccer Star

By Stephanie Greene

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Owen persuades his buddy Joseph to join a neighborhood soccer league, but the games are tougher than last year. Will Joseph stay on the team? J Fic Gre
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Tangerine

By Edward Bloor

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Paul Fisher may be legally blind, but in many ways he sees more than most do. This novel of growing self-awareness will intrigue middle school readers with its exciting sports descriptions and hint of mystery.

 

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Go for the Goal : A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life

By Mia Hamm

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A gold medal winner and member of the US Women's Olympic Soccer team tells about life as a soccer player and how to become a better athlete.
 

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Owen Foote, Soccer Star

By Stephanie Greene

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Owen persuades his buddy Joseph to join a neighborhood soccer league, but the games are tougher than last year. Will Joseph stay on the team?

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