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Why Choose This Book?

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez

by Yamile Saied Mendez

"Seventeen-year-old Camila Hassan, a rising soccer star in Rosario, Argentina, dreams of playing professionally, in defiance of her fathers' wishes and at the risk of her budding romance with Diego.." -- NoveList

"...passion for sports and personal growth intersect in Camila’s powerful, feminist first-person narrative about her experiences as an ambitious athlete, a teenager deeply in love, the daughter of an abusive father at the point of taking charge of her own life..."

- Kirkus, Starred Review


2021 American Library Association Pura Belpré Award - Winner
( for Latinx writer whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latinx cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth)

Read this book if...

  • You've been following the news about the US Women's Soccer team and their quest for equality
  • You want to read something set outside of the US
  • You liked the film Bend it Like Beckham but wished it was a little more intense.



Books We Love: "Furia" - Multnomah County Library

"Furia" - Spoiler Free Review

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