Monday, April 11, 2011
GOAL! by: Mina Javaherbin
Goal! by Mina Javaherbin and illustrated by A.G.Ford is a book that celebrates the spirit of a country. Javaherbin tells the story of a young South African boy who wins a football or what we know as a soccer ball. Ajani celebrates by inviting his friends to play with him in the streets. The problem is, bullies roam the streets looking for trouble. Ajani and his friends must be careful and keep watch because the bullies are on their way. The paintings by Ford bring the story to life and heighten the confrontation the boys endure. This is a beautiful book to share with elementary age children. This book deserves 5 stars.