Molly’s Big Score
2022 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner – 1st Place for New Author in Fiction and Honorable Mention for Special Needs/Disability Awareness
Molly wants nothing more than to score a goal for the soccer team, but just trying to kick the ball causes her to fall over. If only her legs worked as well as her brothers.
With the braces on her legs, Molly doesn’t believe she’ll ever be good at anything. Let alone soccer. Until her friend, Anna, encourages her to go for her dreams. Maybe now she has a chance at scoring big in the upcoming game?
This friendship story opens the discussion on inclusion and children with disabilities by demonstrating no matter what our bodies say, we are all important and have value. Molly may have cerebral palsy, but she’s not going to let it keep her from living life to the fullest. And neither should you. A children’s book about cerebral palsy for children ages 4-7.
5-Star Reviews from Reader’s Favorite
“Katie Purcell’s picture book story, Molly’s Big Score, is a touching, heartwarming story about a little girl with a physical disability. Molly has cerebral palsy, which limits the mobility in her legs. As she demonstrates her growing frustration, family and friends pitch in to help, demonstrating how love and caring can help. This is a great educational story for all children as they learn how to accept others and help those in need.” – Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Reader’s Favorite
“Molly’s Big Score by Katie Purcell is about Molly, a girl with cerebral palsy. This book hits several levels for kids with challenges: family relationships, best friends, personal struggles, and faith in oneself to do something never done before.” – Bruce Arrington for Reader’s Favorite
“This is a wonderful book for all children, especially those who have a physical or emotional condition. Molly’s Big Score will help teach children that everyone is the same, even if they’re “different,” and encourage them to stay positive, work hard, and rely on the advice and support of family and friends. Because author Katie Purcell has worked with children with special needs for many years, she is ideally qualified to write the book.” – Joe Wisinki for Reader’s Favorite
– Publishing Date: October 12th, 2021
– Dimensions: 10 x 8
– ISBN: 978-1-7363258-0-3
– Library of Congress Number: 2021919232
– Hardcover Bound
– E-Version available
– Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing
– Author: Katie Purcell
– Illustrator: Maggie Glisan