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Yelchin, Eugene.
New York : Henry Holt, 2014
IL 5-8, RL 4.4

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Orphanages are the only homes twelve-year-old Arcady has known since his parents were taken away by Soviet Russian officials just before the start of World War II, when he was a baby. Arcady’s talent playing soccer attracts the attention of Ivan Ivanych when he comes to the orphanage on the pretense of making an inspection. Ivan is actually looking for a boy to adopt. Yelchin begins this historical fiction novel with the photograph of the 1945 Red Army Soccer Club, of which his father is the captain.  (Oklahoma Sequoyah Award, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Communism -- Fiction.
                        Foster home care -- Fiction.
                        Soccer -- Fiction.
                        Soccer stories.
                        Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Fiction.

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