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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

Lexile Measure

630L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; Single parent; foster child; foster home; adopted child; adoptive father; single father

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Russian

Family Formation

adoptive father

Awards

Sequoyah Book Award, 2017
Children's; Global Reading: Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries, 2013 Europe: Fiction
Notable Children's Books, 2015 Middle Readers

Keywords

orphanage; soccer; communism; Russia; Soviet Union; enemy of the state

Diversity Impact

direct

Arcady's Goal


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