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Arcady's Goal

Title

Arcady's Goal

Authors

Eugene Yelchin

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781250068149

Pages

233 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person--and himself.

Grade Level

6-8

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; foster child

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Russian

Family Formation

adopted family

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year,2015
Choices,2015
New York Times Notable Children's Books,2014
Notable Books for a Global Society,2015
Notable Children's Books,2015
Distinguished Books,2015
Charlie May Simon Childrens Book Award, 2016-2017 (Nominee)
Maine Student Book Award, 2015 (Nominee)
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017 (Nominee)

Keywords

foster home care; soccer stories; communism

Diversity Impact

direct

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