The Soccer Star

The Soccer Star Lili B Brown veut jouer au soccerLili aimerait jouer au soccer mais les gar ons de son cole refusent de l avoir dans leur quipe Comment Lili va t elle leur montrer que les filles peuvent jouer au soc

  • Title: The Soccer Star
  • Author: Sally Rippin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Lili B Brown veut jouer au soccerLili aimerait jouer au soccer, mais les gar ons de son cole refusent de l avoir dans leur quipe Comment Lili va t elle leur montrer que les filles peuvent jouer au soccer, elles aussi

    One thought on “The Soccer Star”

    1. The phrase "Soccer is for boys" is thrown around a lot. What's disturbing is how the other girls in the class seem to accept this as truth. Thankfully there's Billie B. Brown to show them the way. Really love her line at the end of the book - that's Billie B. to the core!

    2. Billie and Jack are best friends but a problem arises when the boys ask Jack to play soccer but won't let Billie because she is a girl. She can't even help to build the soccer diorama in class because she is a girl. Billie is able to overcome being mad, cross, sad and her jumbled tummy by being brave and getting Jack to help her become a super soccer star.Simple early chapter book with a clear lesson to stand up for yourself.ough the idea of needing to trick the other boys into recognizing her s [...]

    3. 2-Sally Rippin, “Billie B Brown: The Soccer Star” (​​Prahran, Victoria, Aust: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010).“'Girls can't play soccer,' Sam says. Billie has never heard of such a silly thing. 'Rubbish,' she says.” (p7-8)The 'Billie B Brown' series by Australian author Sally Rippin is a wonderful set of books helping young kids acknowledge and deal with their range of emotions that arise from various childhood predicaments. These books reinforce the positive outcome of good decision maki [...]

    4. Jack and Billie are best. They have lots of fun doing everything until one day the boys decide to leave Billie out, because she's a girl. Together Jack and Billie figure out a solution to the problem. Billie is brave and clever. A clever tale that challenges gender stereotypes and where the characters have to figure out their emotions and what their emotions are telling them.

    5. The Billie B. Brown books are very relatable for elementary school students. The classic, "you can't do it because you're a girl" is a very common thing for younger children to say. This book shows that girls can do most things that boys can do. It's a great transitional book.

    6. My 5 yo daughter really enjoyed this, but reading it to her actually made me uncomfortable. I am trying to avoid the idea that there are "girl sports" and "boy sports" but even though this book was meant to undermine that concept, I think it really reinforces it along the way.

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