Outcasts United by Warren St. John
The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town

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For readers who followed Enrique's Journey, Outcasts United is another equally moving account of refugees finding a new life in the U.S.

Based on the adult bestseller, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference, this young people's edition is a complex and inspirational story about the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of diverse refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach, Luma Mufleh. Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical southern town until it became a refugee resettlement center. The author explores how the community changed with the influx of refugees and how the dedication of Lumah Mufleh and the entire Fugees soccer team inspired an entire community.




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About Warren St. John

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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.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Young Adult, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Mufleh had to overcome prejudice from wary Clarkston residents, who resented the thousands of foreigners placed in their midst by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Adapted from an adult book of the same title, St. John tells the story of how Luma Mufleh formed a soccer team composed of young refugees from all over the world, rescued by the U.N.

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Maybe beleaguered Newcastle United should give her a call.) There is a lovely moment in Warren St John's excellent Outcasts United, the story of a football team for young refugees and the remarkable woman who brought them together, when Coach Luma lays down the law to the new recruits at the star...

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This is the story of how the community and the individual people dealt with diversity and this is the story of the abused struggling in 'The Land of the Free".

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Marilyn Dahl, our book review editor, belongs to a writing group.

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Youth Services Book Review

She quit her soccer coaching job in Atlanta and moved to Clarkston to form and coach three soccer teams made up of the refugees.

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