December 4, 2012
Soccer Sisters' series: A score for young girls everywhere
The TODAY Show
December 3, 2012
Review: Lily Out of Bounds
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November 21, 2012
Surviving the family holiday meal and that extra helping of parenting advice
November 15, 2012
Book Review: Soccer Sisters: Lily Out of Bounds by Andrea Montalbano
Mother Daughter Book Club
September 25, 2012
Soccer Icon Supports Local Readers
Napa Valley Register
August 1, 2012
"Two College Classmates Join Up to Publish 'Lily Out of Bounds,' First of Series on Girls' Soccer; Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Official Spokesperson"
My Hometown Bronxville
July 30, 2012
"Soccer Mom Conundrums, Solved"
Dinner a Love Story
July 18, 2012
"Harvard Soccer Mom Andrea Montalbano Coaches Bronxville 8-Year-Old Girls to No-Loss Season with Co-Coach Thomas Tormey"
My Hometown Bronxville
April 20, 2012
"Women in Sports Day Speaker Inspires Young Recruits"
The Bona Venture
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From Kirsten Shaw of Children's Literature:
Twelve-year-old Lily James lives and breathes soccer. Nothing feels more natural to her than moving down the pitch with the ball at her feet. When she learns that the state select coach is coming to the game just to see her, she knows she has to impress him--her dream is on the line. But when she blows her chance and is benched for the remainder of the season because of her selfish behavior, she learns that there is more to life than just being the best, like a loving family and good friends. Montalbano provides a great lesson about humility and forgiveness as Lily struggles to come to terms with her failure and her friend's success. Breakaway is a welcome addition to sports literature written especially for girls. Readers will want to be familiar with the sport, as technical jargon is used throughout the book, but it is not a necessity. This is a story any girl that wants to be the best in anything she does can relate to.
From Andrea H. on Amazon:
The book Breakaway is my favorite book to read with my 4th grade students. I have 29 students this year and 17 of them are boys. Even though the book is about a girls soccer team, the boys also love the book because it is about sports and has many male characters in it. Each one of my students can relate to one of the characters in the book. Breakaway is action-packed and full of life long lessons. As I read this book with my class, their eyes were glued to the page. They could not wait to find out what happened next. Breakaway is a turn pager and you should buy and read the book too!