Outcasts United

Outcasts United

The Story of A Refugee Soccer Team That Changed A Town

Book - 2013
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Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical southern town until it became a refugee resettlement center. Luma Mufleh, a young Jordanian woman educated in the United States and working as a coach for private youth soccer teams in Atlanta, was out for a drive one day and ended up in Clarkston. She was pleasantly surprised by the ethnic restaurants and by the sight of women wearing the hijab. Most of all, she was amazed and delighted to see young boys, black and brown and white, some barefoot, playing soccer on every flat surface they could find. Luma decided to quit her job, move to Clarkston, and start a soccer team. This was where she needed to be, and this was where she made a huge difference in the lives of the Fugees and the small Southern town they came to call home.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Ember,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780385741958
Branch Call Number: Y 921 MU
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 21 cm.


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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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