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The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town

Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston’s streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston’s refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees.

Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives—and the lives of their families—in the face of a series of daunting challenges.

This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community—and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

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A reporter for The New York Times and author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer documents the lives of a wildly diverse group of young kids who miraculously unite as a team, against the backdrop of a fading American town struggling to make a haven for its new arrivals--refugees.

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Warren St. John is a reporter for The New York Times and the author of the national bestseller Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385529594
Subtitle:
A Refugee Team, an American Town
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
St John, Warren
Author:
Warren St. John
Author:
Warren St. John
Author:
John, Warren St.
Subject:
Social Science : Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Soccer
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
General
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mufleh, Luma
Subject:
Soccer coaches - Georgia - Clarkston
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Football General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Soccer
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090421
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
307

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Soccer » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Sports General

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Product details 307 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780385529594 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A reporter for The New York Times and author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer documents the lives of a wildly diverse group of young kids who miraculously unite as a team, against the backdrop of a fading American town struggling to make a haven for its new arrivals--refugees.
"Synopsis" by , Warren St. John is a reporter for The New York Times and the author of the national bestseller Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.
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