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  1 Ten: A Soccer Story
Author: Flint, Shamini
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Class: Fiction
Age: 8-12
Language: English
LC: PZ7.F634
Grade: 3-7
Print Run: 15000
ISBN-13: 9780544850019
LCCN: 2016016164
Imprint: Clarion Books
Pub Date: 06/20/2017
Availability: Available
List: $16.99
Physical Description: 155 pages ; 22 cm H 8.25", W 5.5", D 0.73", 0.64 lbs.
LC Series:
Brodart Sources: Brodart's For Youth Interest Titles
Brodart's Insight Catalog: Children
Brodart's TOP Juvenile Titles
Bibliographies: Children's Core Collection, 23rd ed.
Children's Core Collection, 24th ed.
Outstanding International Books List
Awards: Horn Book Guide Titles, Rated 1 - 4
VOYA's Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Grade Readers
Starred Reviews:
TIPS Subjects: Sports Stories
Humorous Fiction
Family Life
Social Life and Customs
BISAC Subjects: JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
LC Subjects: Divorce, Fiction
Divorce, Juvenile fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer
Malaysia, History, 20th century, Fiction
Malaysia, History, 20th century, Juvenile fiction
Racially mixed people, Fiction
Racially mixed people, Juvenile fiction
Sex role, Fiction
Sex role, Juvenile fiction
Soccer, Fiction
Soccer, Juvenile fiction
SEARS Subjects: Asia, Fiction
Humorous fiction
Soccer, Fiction
Reading Programs: Accelerated Reader Level: 4.7 , Points: 4.0
Lexile Level: 770
Reading Counts Level: 4.7 , Points: 8.0
Brodart's TOP Juvenile Titles | 06/01/2017
Publisher Annotation: Maya is a passionate soccer fan eager to start playing soccer herself. This is extra challenging because soccer is considered a "boys' game" in Malaysia in 1986. She teaches herself basic soccer skills with only her mother and a potted rosebush as training partners, then gradually persuades enough girls to join her to form a team, all the while trying to keep her unpredictable biracial family together. Reading Maya's witty, observant first-person narrative will make readers want her on their team, and they'll cheer her on as she discovers that winning is great—but losing doesn't mean defeat. 176pp.
Journal Reviews
Horn Book Guide | 11/01/2017
3. In Flint's semi-autobiographical middle-grade debut set in 1986 Malaysia, eleven-year-old Maya, a passionate soccer fan, tries to start a girls' team at her school and worries about her parents' fraught relationship. Family, friendship, and school dramas overlap with half-Indian, half-English Maya's experiences as a minority in her small town. Succinct narration conveys immediacy, and Maya's competing impulses of insecurity and determination are well drawn. cg. 159pg. THE HORN BOOK, c2017.
Kirkus Reviews | 02/15/2017
A funny, heartwarming story about a young girl who learns to manage (other people's) expectations and make her dreams come true. Ten-year-old Maya believes she's found her calling. She's going to be a professional soccer star (never mind that she's never even kicked a ball) or at least marry one! However, the odds are stacked against her. She lives in a conservative seaside town in Malaysia. She's born to a mother of Indian descent and a white English father, solidifying her status as a misfit. And her grandmother is always harping on her to be a good Indian girl--and good Indian girls don't play soccer. Although her schoolmates at her all-girls convent school reject soccer as a boy's sport, Maya perseveres and eventually recruits enough players to make a team. However, she realizes that playing soccer is the least of her problems. One day, Maya's parents drop a bombshell, devastating her. To bring her family back together, Maya comes up with an outrageous plan that involves London's Wembley Stadium, the Brazilian soccer team, and all the courage she can muster. Aside from the multiple metaphors only an ardent soccer fan could love, Flint injects humor effortlessly into her prose. Add the antics of a spunky main character and short and sweet chapters for a fast-paced, entertaining read. Universal themes of grappling with race, fitting in, and dealing with divorce help this story transcend cultural boundaries. (Fiction. 8-12). 176pg. KIRKUS MEDIA LLC, c2017.