Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #348,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #25 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Africa #164 in Books > Children's Books > Geography & Cultures > Explore the World > Africa #313 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Prejudice & Racism
Age Range: 6 - 8 years
Grade Level: 1 - 3
This book is a story of prejudice and apartheid written for an audience of 8-12 year olds. Through the experiences of two young boys of different races who just want to play soccer together, Bildner illustrates the destructive nature of apartheid. Ultimately, The Soccer Fence is a story of friendship and of hope.
I read this to my son tonight. He loves soccer and related to the kids. It was good way to teach about history. Uplifting!
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