- Series: Soccer United: Team Refugee
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 1 May 2017
- Copyright Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9781459412057
- Page Count: 136
- Dimensions: 5" x 7.75"
- Interest ages: 10-13
- Reading level: Grade 4
by Dirk McLean
Two years after his birth parents disappeared from their home in Nigeria, newly adopted Ozzie moves to Canada. At his new school, Ozzie and the other Nigerian kids compete for time on the soccer field with a team of Syrian refugees — led by Victor. But then they are asked to combine their teams to challenge the division champions. A school soccer program for all the students is on the line. Can Ozzie and Victor unite to make two groups of resilient refugees into one team?
Team Fugee is one of four new books that offer readers insight into the experiences of refugee youth as they adjust to life in North America.
About the Author
Unable to concentrate on his game because of the traumas he experienced in Syria, Victor, captain of a soccer team of refugee kids, discovers how to offer real leadership to his team during a national competition.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 3Lexile Reading Level: 660LAbbas and his soccer team of fellow refugees are playing in a big tournament. When a traffic accident triggers crippling flashbacks to war-torn Syria, Abbas perseveres to support his teammates through the competition.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 10-13Reading level: Grade 3Lexile Reading Level: 660L