Cathy G. Johnson
Quiet, sensitive Faith starts middle school already worrying about how she will fit in. To her surprise, Amanda, a popular eighth grader, convinces her to join the school soccer team, the Bloodhounds. Having never played soccer in her life, Faith ends up on the C team, a ragtag group that’s way better at drama than at teamwork. Although they are awful at soccer, Faith and her teammates soon form a bond both on and off the soccer field that challenges their notions of loyalty, identity, friendship, and unity. The Breakaways from Cathy G. Johnson is a raw, and beautifully honest graphic novel that looks into the lives of a diverse and defiantly independent group of kids learning to make room for themselves in the world.
Culture/Ethnicity; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Multicultural; Multiethnic; Multiracial; Gay/Lesbian; Transgender; multicultural community; multiple ethnicities; multiracial community; lesbian; lesbian teenager; transgender teenager; girl to boy
lesbian females; transgender male
soccer; friendship; acceptance; empowerment; compassion; drawing; music; pizza; unity
Johnson, Cathy G., "The Breakaways" (2019). Diverse Families. 1845.