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Maritza: Lead with Your Heart is the first book about Maritza Ochoa. It is included with the doll when purchased and is available separately as part of World by Us.


See Also: Minor Characters in Maritza's Story

Chapter By Chapter Summary

Meet The Author and Illustrator/Advisory Board

The dedication, information about the author and illustrator, and advisory board are listed at the front of the book before two pages about World by Us and Maritza.

Chapter One: Girls Play, Too

Chapter Two: Soccer Dreams

Chapter Three: A Better Life

Chapter Four: Amigas

Chapter Five: Different Opinions

Chapter Six: More than Prayers

Chapter Seven: Goals

Chapter Eight: Get Into Formation

Chapter Nine: Soccer Showcase

Chapter Ten: Hope


Glossary of Spanish words and phrases used through the book.


Includes promotion of the books A Smart Girl's Guide: Race and Inclusion and Stand Up For You and Your Friends.

Reader Questions

Discussion questions for readers about the events of the story.


See Also