A free verse illustrated chapter book about a young boy from Kenya who moves to Seattle and helps his coach build a winning soccer team, with inspiring strategy tips and profiles of the MLS Seattle Sounders team. This licensed product of the MLS includes full-color photos of Sounders FC players along with black and white illustrations of the story.
Watch the book trailer HERE.
Book Name: Soccer Dreams, Playing the Sounders FC Way
Target Age Group: 7-12
Publisher: Creating One LLC
March 11, 2011 Shelf Talk Awareness Book Trailer of the Day for Soccer Dreams: Playing the Seattle Sounders FC Way
"Well-written and touching, Soccer Dreams could serve as a starting point for a conversation about some serious real-world issues, or simply a fun way to share a love of soccer. Either way, it’s a winner."
“Young readers can immerse themselves in the story of Todo, a 10-year-old boy who emigrates from Kenya to Seattle, where playing on a youth soccer team opens the door to friendship and acceptance. Interspersed throughout this fictional story are photos and profiles of Seattle Sounders FC team members from all over the world who have made their own childhood soccer dreams come true.”
—Alaska Airlines Magazine, April 2011
“This book, beautifully produced with full-color photos and original illustrations, is certain to delight young athletes and soccer fans- as well as the grown-ups who read it with them.”
—Seattle PI, April 7, 2011
“An intriguing hybrid of a story- the black and white drawings illustrate Kenyan refugee Todo’s free verse telling of his love for soccer and his life in Seattle. Todo’s story is universal and will appeal to soccer-loving elementary and middle school kids- a large audience!”
—Whitman Library Blog/Seattle Schools, September 2011