Book of the Day: Defending Champ

Thursday, November 18, 2021
All Day


Fresh off her football victory as QB, twelve-year-old Alex Carlisle is on cloud nine. But with football season over, Alex is ready to get back on the field in the spring for soccer. But after tryouts, with Alex back on her old team, she and her teammates find out that athletic funding has been cut in Orville, and girls’ soccer is one of the first teams to go. Now, Alex knows playing soccer is about more than just healthy competition–it’s about fighting for their right to play. Why should the girls’ team be first to get cut? So the soccer girls hatch a plan. The girls’ team versus the boys’ team; if the girls can raise enough money, they will fund their own season. But Alex soon realizes that her plan to save the girls’ team has consequences. Will Alex be able to figure out a way for everyone to get the chance to play? Or will the girls be the ones left out?