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Ellie Roscher, author of Play Like a Girl

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Please join us on Saturday, April 21st for this special offsite event at Keva Sports Center with author Ellie Roscher, who will read from and discuss her new book Play Like a Girl. The reading is part of Keva's Day With Dad festivities, which welcomes all family members for free activities and events. Ellie will read at 1:30pm.

Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. In 2002, Abdul started a soccer team for girls called Girls Soccer in Kibera (GSK), with the hope of fostering a supportive community and providing emotional and mental support for the young women in the town. The soccer program was a success, but the looming dangers of slum life persisted.

Play Like a Girl tells the KGSA story through Abdul’s voice and vision and the stories of key staff and students. Ellie Roscher spent two summers doing research at KGSA and several years writing this book.

Roscher writes, teaches and speaks about gender, faith, bodies, justice, parenthood and simplicity. Author of Play Like a Girl and How Coffee Saved My Life, she lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and two sons. You can find more at ellieroscher.com and @ellieroscher