Children's Sports Book of the Year

SHORTLIST 2022

Striking Out by Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga

Striking Out

By Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga

Thirteen-year-old Jerome Jackson dreams of becoming a world-class footballer. But with a difficult home life, Jerome can’t see how he’ll ever make this dream come true … until he meets a mentor figure who can hopefully put him on the right track. Inspired by the story of the superstar striker, Ian Wright.

Explore the rest of the Children's Sports Book of the Year Shortlist

You Are a Champion by Marcus Rashford
Run Like A Girl by Danielle Brown
Play like Your Heroes by Seth Burkett and Matt Oldfield
Jaz Santos vs The World by Priscilla Mante
I Love my Bike by Simon Mole
How To Be A Footballer by Rachel Yankey
Fall Off Get Back on Keep Going by Clare Balding