In my last post, I talked about Soccer, the importance of this sport in many cultures around the world. If you missed that post, you can click here. Reality is that right now around the world, millions of people are gathering to watch the soccer matches during the World Cup. It is a world event, it is without a doubt a celebration. I have recently discovered a new book in our amazing Columbus Metropolitan Library, which by the way, it is Library of the Year! How about that??!!! We are have so many reasons to be proud. My new discovery at the library was this book: For the Love of Soccer written by Three Time World Cup Champion: PELE and illustrated by Frank Morrison. Now, for soccer fanatics out there, you know how BIG Pele was in his days. He is a world champion soccer star, he played for BRAZIL soccer team and his career has been nothing but brilliant. Pele is not only an amazing professional soccer play but he is also an amazing individual who carries his country's flag in his heart, who emphasized the love for the game but also the importance of playing in a team. I believed he did a fantastic job in his first children's book conveying that message. That's what this book is all about: you can play soccer anytime, anywhere, but being part of the team is something SPECIAL. You win, you lose, but you play for the love of the game.
I can not wait to share this book with my students when we come back to school. Regardless of their age, everyone knows PELE. That's how HUGE he is.