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 that the kids at her school play soccer in the snow, but she feels clumsy and slow in her winter coat and boots. And she doesn't understand why Tamsen, her classmate and star of the girls league team, has decided she doesn't like Sarimah.
But Sarimah finds that playing soccer in the snow is like playing the game in the sand. Her skills win her a place on the league team, even though Tamsen is convinced that the chance is given to Sarimah as charity. Sarimah has to find out if she has what it takes to play organized soccer on an indoor field, to show Tamsen that she deserves a place on the team, and to learn to love her new home as much as she loves the game.
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Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 28th April 2017
Format: 7.75in x 5in
Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st May 2017
BISAC Code: JUV032150, JUV039120, JUV039140, JUV039250
Interest age: From 10 To 13
Fry Reading Level [grade]: 4.0
Lexile Reading Level: 570L