The Soccer Fence Book
The Soccer Fence Book
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The Soccer Fence

Written by Phil Bildner and illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson

Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

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As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true.

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  • Age Range: 6-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: March 13, 2014
  • ISBN: 0399247904
  • ISBN 13: 9780399247903
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Phil Bildner

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher and lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, he speaks at numerous schools and libraries every year.

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