Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Soccer Star by Mina Jevahervin, illustrated by Renato Alarcao is beautifully done tribute to the children of Brazil who fight against poverty for a better life. The hero is Paulo and his sister Maria. Paulo helps a fisherman by day and plays soccer all the rest of the time he can. His sister plays as well. I love the rich, deep colors of the sepia ink and digital color of the art. The story is an inspiration and uplifting. I'll recommend this title to parents and teachers. And it will work well in Storytime or featured in a school-age afterschool program.