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Arcady's Goal

Title

Arcady's Goal

Authors

Eugene Yelchin

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Pages

233 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781250068149

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; foster child

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

Family Formation

adopted family

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Russian

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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