The Kicks have the league championship within reach—but do they have what it takes to win it? Book three in the fun and empowering New York Times bestselling middle grade series from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan.
Against all odds, the Kicks have made it to league playoffs. With the championship trophy in sight, it’s time to step into high gear.
But the road to victory is littered with challenges. Some of the Kicks think Devin is taking all the credit for their success. Zoe’s upcoming bat mitzvah has taken her head out of the game. Worst of all, Coach Flores has to leave town at the Kicks’s most critical moment—and her replacement is no treat.
Will the Kicks be able to continue their unlikely winning streak all the way to the championship title?
Alex Morgan became the youngest member of the US women’s national soccer team in 2009 and competed in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. She was the first overall pick in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer draft and landed a spot on the US Olympic women’s soccer team in 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Morgan won her first Olympic medal, a gold, with the American team. In 2015, she achieved her lifelong goal of winning a World Cup trophy, in the most-watched soccer match in US history. She now plays for the Orlando Pride in Orlando, Florida.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2014)
Length: 160 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
Lexile ® 650L
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