Sixteen-year-old Joaquin Lopez loves to play soccer. After his family moves from California to Wisconsin, he encounters a prejudiced high school coach who makes his life miserable. This is an uplifting story of conflict, courage and inspiration.
“I recommend this [story] for all ages.”
— Robyn Foster, Wisconsin State Journal
“Incorporates solid messages about succeeding in sports and life in general.”
—School Library Journal
Appears on the “Recommended reading list” of the World Soccer Network
Appears on the “Recommended list for books about Latinos” (Barahona Center at California State University San Marcos)