From the Series Soccer United: Team Refugee
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||128|
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.