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; foster child
Best Children's Books of the Year,2015
New York Times Notable Children's Books,2014
Notable Books for a Global Society,2015
Notable Children's 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.