Henry Holt and Company
Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; foster child
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.
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)
foster home care; soccer stories; communism
Yelchin, Eugene, "Arcady's Goal" (2015). DIVerse Families. 475.