Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution

Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution

by Ellie Roscher

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ISBN-13: 9781632280589
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 466,225
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Author of How Coffee Saved My Life, Ellie Roscher is also a contributor to several blogs, magazines and compilation books. As seen on the TEDxSLC stage, Roscher’s latest book project is about how Kibera Girls Soccer Academy is educating girls in extreme poverty.

Ellie is the director of youth and story development at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, teaches creative writing at the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth, and previously taught theology at Cretin-Derham Hall High School.

Ellie’s work as an educator, writer and speaker has brought her to places like Kenya, El Salvador and Uruguay, but she currently lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and sons. She has a MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. You can follow her at @ellieroscher or learn more about her on her author website.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Introduction x

Lighting Slowly: Pre-2006 1

Free School Isn't Free: 2006 21

Educating the Girl Child: 2007 42

The Problems of the Urban Poor Are Everyone's Problems: 2008 63

Creating Something New: 2009 84

Accessing the Light: 2010 104

Thriving Girls Change the World: 2011 128

The Song She Sang to Me: 2012 158

Burning Brighter: 2013 181

Epilogue: 2014-2016 198

Resources 201

Acknowledgments 204

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