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Snow Soccer

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Sarimah has played soccer in both her home in Syria and then in a Turkish refugee camp, honing her skills there with an old soccer ball on a sandy field with any kids she could find. But when her family suddenly moves to Canada, Sarimah is too busy learning English and getting used to the cold Saskatoon winter to think about her favourite game. She is surprised to find tha ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 28th 2017 by Lorimer
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is a great story for middle grades, especially for reluctant readers. The story is about Sarimah, a refugee from Syria who is now living in Saskatoon. Sarimah really wants to fit in with her new classmates as well as become a better soccer player. With a lot of the kids in her grade being soccer fiends, this makes it easier for her to do both. The story talks about the path Sarimah and her family take to get to Canada as well as what they do once they move here (i.e. English classes). There ...more
Jan 02, 2018 rated it liked it
I got an ARC in return for an honest review from NetGalley.

I grabbed this book because I love the publisher. I am not a fan of sports, never got into soccer, and never played snow soccer. I read the book in a single sitting, I couldn't sleep so I turned on my Kindle and read it in an hour, give or take a few minutes. It is a book designed for a younger teen or someone with a lower reading level or someone who isn't big into books. That was clear, but it didn't hurt the story for me. It made it b
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are some books that they give to children to try to encourage them to read books for pleasure. They often are sports themed.

So, this book is perfect for that. It is very sport themed, and gives very detailed play-by-play of what the teams go through when playing soccer. Besides these scenes, there is some very good scenes that show how it is like to be a refugee, and being the other, the outsider.

If, however, you are not into soccer, this book will make you skip paragraphs, and whole page
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Wonderful book about new places and soccer. A great book for any person who loves learning about new cultures and finding commonality.
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David is a father of three little girls and an award-winning journalist turned author. He's published two middle-grade books for reluctant readers with a third expected in early 2018 for the Sports Stories series through Lorimer Kids and Teens.
He enjoys trying to weave classic sports themes of teamwork, dedication, and loyalty alongside more challenging, modern-day topics (like race, culture, and

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