Happy Like Soccer

Author(s) Maribeth Boelts
Illustrator(s) Lauren Castillo
Age Group 4-8
Publisher Candlewick
ISBN 978-0763670498
Year 2014


Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she can’t take time off to watch Sierra play. On game days, her auntie helps Sierra get ready and tells her, "Play hard and have fun." And Sierra does, but she can’t help wishing she had someone there to root for her by name, and not just by the number on her uniform.