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Promoting Summer Reading - Day 21 - Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson, by Lesa Cline-Ransome: chosen for the CCBC 2015 Choice by the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison's School of Education

How did a poor boy named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become the greatest soccer player of all time? Here is the story of the boy who with great determination, lightning speed, and amazing skill overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion soccer star Pelé. Talented author/illustrator team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome bring his inspirational story vibrantly to life.

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