Lily Parr, the Unstoppable Star of Women's Soccer

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The inspiring, illustrated, true story of Lily Parr, an early star of women’s soccer. Discover the truth about one of soccer’s iconic women!

Lily loved playing football and she was very good at it. But there were some that didn’t think women should play!

With one of the most powerful kicks in soccer, young Lily Parr is becoming a soccer star. Until in 1921, when the Football Association in England bans women’s soccer—a decision that will affect future generations! Will Lily and her team be able to overcome this hurdle, or will they have to give up doing what they love?

Trailblazer is based on the life of Lily Parr, one of the most famous female soccer players of all time. Parr eventually came to the US and even played against men’s teams. Parr together with her teammates battled adversity to keep women’s soccer alive.

Trailblazer is an important addition to any young soccer fan’s bookshelf. The text explores the challenges facing women’s sport in an age appropriate way. Suitable for 4 – 7 year olds.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Feminism, Diversity, Sports
Copyright 2020
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-08-04
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV014000, JUV032150, JUV039120
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 690
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Publishers Weekly

“Rah-rah spirit permeates Dale and Coroa’s account of the life of British soccer player Lily Parr.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Not even a ban on women’s soccer could stop Lily Parr from playing. . . . A gesture toward perseverance . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Elizabeth Dale

Elizabeth Dale lives in a West Sussex village in the UK. She always dreamed of being a writer but somehow got sidetracked into getting a physics degree. She has had over 40 books published.

Illustrator: Carolina Coroa

Carolina Caroa has had a passion for illustration since she was a child. She studied communication, fashion design, and drawing techniques in Brazil and worked on her concept art skills at Pictoplasma Academy in Berlin.