The BreakawaysBooks / Debut Books / Debut YA Books
By Cathy G. Johnson
$16.99 CAD, Published by First Second
This graphic novel focuses on the members of a remedial middle school soccer team — so, not the A-team, and not the B-team, but rather the kids who can barely even play the sport. The Breakaways is a portrait of friendship in its many forms, and a raw and beautifully honest look into the lives of a diverse and defiantly independent group of kids learning to make room for themselves in the world.