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Sammy Striker and the Football Cup

Author: Catherine EmmettIllustrator: Joe Berger

When Sammy gets scouted for the national under-8s team, it seems like her dreams are coming true! But will her curved kicking style bring her hopes crashing down? Energetic rhymes and sparky illustrations match the tone of this dramatic football tale that anyone, including the football-crazy, can relate to. 

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  • Catherine Emmett is an award-winning author
  • Joe Berger is an award-winning illustrator
  • Female lead
  • Challenges gender stereotypes
  • Diverse cast
  • Black representation
  • Mixed-heritage representation