Outcasts United

Outcasts United

The Story of A Refugee Soccer Team That Changed A Town

Book - 2012
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American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of Clarkston, Georgia, bringing the children together to discover their common bonds as they adjust to life in a new homeland.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780385741941
0385741944
Branch Call Number: j 796.334 Sa23o
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 22 cm

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lucypeterson
Jul 23, 2014

Great book! It made me feel thankful for all that I have.

apt2ar Nov 07, 2013

This is such an uplifting and inspiring story. The book is very well written, I couldn't put it down. I'm only sorry that I got through it so fast!

ChristchurchLib Jun 18, 2013

"Warren St. John, a reporter for The New York Times, recounts the efforts of an unlikely soccer coach, Jordanian-born and Smith College-educated Luma Mufleh, to transform a group of refugee kids from war-torn parts of the globe into tight-knit soccer teams. The small town of Clarkston, Georgia at first resists the idea that the children could play soccer on their unused baseball field as it tries to adjust to the sudden influx of foreigners in need of help, but Mufleh and her teams eventually prevail." June 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=645920

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