Pele: King of Soccer/ El rey del futbol by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez (HarperCollins, 2009).
As a little boy, Pele played soccer in the streets of Tres Coracoes in Brazil, sometimes with an empty stomach and a grapefruit or newspaper ball. He went on to be one of the most famous and gifted soccer players in history with a career total of 1,281 goals and three World Cup championships.
This book brings his story to life with beautiful artwork and a lot of focus on his amazing soccer skills.
(Image source: Monica Brown’s website)