Henry Holt and Company
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.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Foster care; Single parent; foster child; foster home; adopted child; adoptive father; single father
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
orphanage; soccer; communism; Russia; Soviet Union; enemy of the state
Yelchin, Eugene, "Arcady's Goal" (2015). Diverse Families. 475.