ANNA BLACK – THIS GIRL CAN PLAY by Texi Smith
The fourth novel from author Texi Smith tells the story of Anna Black, a product of suburban Sydney’s large grassroots soccer clubs who blossoms into being a local star turning out for Australia’s biggest W-League clubs, and a regular starter with the Matildas. Anna Black – This girl can play charts Anna’s football journey culminating in the Matildas reaching the final of the 2023 World Cup on home soil and a move to the USA, as well as her life journey as she discovers that falling head-over-heels – something she thought was not for her – can and does happen.
Read our review here: Book Review: Anna (footballbookreviews.com)
(Publisher: Popcorn Press. March 2021. Paperback: 262 pages)