Golden Game

From the Series Soccer United: Team Refugee

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Abbas is a Syrian refugee and a striker on a junior high soccer team of refugee and immigrant players. He is excited when his team is sponsored to play a big tournament, where he can reconnect with a friend from Syria. But a traffic accident triggers Abbas to experience anxiety and flashbacks to the violence in Syria. He finds ways to conquer his flashbacks and anxiety before the big tournament and also helps his whole team deal with the pressure of the competition.

Golden Game is one of four books that offer readers insight into the experiences of refugee youth as they adjust to life in North America.

Distributed in the U.S by Lerner Publishing Group.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low
Category Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity
Copyright 2018
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039250, JUV032150, JUV039050
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 660
Features Author/Illustrator biography

Author: David Starr

David Starr is an author and high school principal. David's books Golden Goal and Golden Game were named among the Best Books for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre in 2017. He lives in Vancouver, BC.