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Lionel Messi

A Soccer Star Who Cares

Series: Sports Stars Who Care

By Kimberly Gatto

Born in Argentina, soccer star Lionel Messi is most famous for being the best player on perhaps Spain's best team, FC Barcelona. During the 2011–12 season, Messi scored an astonishing 73 goals in 60 league games. When not on the pitch, Messi continues to amaze. Through his Leo Messi Foundation, he works to provide underprivileged children with access to education and healthcare. Readers will be both captivated by the action and touched by his rags-to-riches story.

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"…an excellent and outstanding biography…"

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

"…a good read for young students who enjoy or are being introduced to biographies. Reluctant readers may also find it appealing because the large text is easy to read and short…It should also appeal to soccer lovers and Messi fans as well."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, January 4, 2014

"Interesting and easy-to-read, young soccer fans will enjoy learning about the best soccer player in the world, including his success on and off the field."

Garland Independent School District, October 29, 2013

"...reluctant readers will appreciate the accessible writing style and sports photographs."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2014

"The books are nicely balanced with cogent texts and a plethora of action-packed, full-color photographs. Messi is a must-have, as there is very little available for children on the world's most-popular soccer player . . . In a world in which sports stars are not always good role models, these books show that some of them are making a difference outside the sports arena."

School Library Journal, February 2014

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