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The Soccer Fence

By: Phil Bildner
For Ages: 4-7
Genre: Sports

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As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. 

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About Phil Bildner

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Phil Bildner used to be a middle school teacher in the New York City Public Schools and now write books for kids. He enjoys traveling around the country in order to visit schools and talk to students about his books and writing and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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