Soccer Stars (Grades 4-9)
Written by: Dianna Cleveland
Illustrated by: Liliane Grenier
Luis loves soccer, as does everyone in Mexico! But for Luis, it was his life, and his greatest dream was to someday play for Mexico in the World Cup. He believed he was the best player on the team, but no one else seemed to notice! His coach, his teacher, and everyone in town only seemed to be interested in Alejandro. Alejandro's grandfather had been a great soccer player - so what! And Alejandro had invented a special kick - big deal! Luis was jealous so Luis did something drastic to take the attention off Alejandro. But he caused more damage than he could have imagined and his envy was replaced with a horrible sense of guilt. His grandmother talked to him about forgiveness, but Luis was certain that this time there was no way out. How could the townspeople, and especially Alejandro, ever forgive him?
For 2 - 6 Readers
Advantage (Multi-Level) Format includes Playbooks Reading Levels - Stages 3-5