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The banana-leaf ball : how play can change the world

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    Separated from his family when they were forced to flee their home, a young East African boy named Deo lives alone in the Lukole refugee camp in Tanzania. With scarce resources, bullies have formed gangs to steal what they can, and one leader named Remy has begun targeting Deo. But when a coach organizes the children to play soccer, everything begins to change for Deo. And for Remy. By sharing the joy of play, "no one feels so alone anymore." Readers everywhere will be inspired to read how play can change lives.

    Original Publisher: Toronto, Kids Can Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781771388603
    Collection(s)/Series: BC Summer Reading Club 2022