Great Soccer Debates

9781532114465. Ybarra, Andres. Great Basketball Debates. ISBN 9781532114427.ea vol: 48p. (Great Sports Debates). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. ABDO. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $32.79.
Gr 5–8—Asking the questions to which there are no clear answers, this set gives readers some food for thought on a few of the most argued-over topics in sports. From the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to goal line technology pros and cons, Great Soccer Debates will fuel readers' curiosity. Great Hockey Debates considers whether the NHL should increase goal size or regulate goalie pad size, among other hot topics. Is baseball too slow? Is the umpire necessary? Great Baseball Debates considers these questions. Great Football Debates weighs the value of entertainment against player injures like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The only real negative in this winning series is that the discussion questions located in the back matter don't relate to the text, so readers will have to do their own research to find answers.
VERDICT A great series to encourage critical thinking. Robust collections will want to consider.

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