One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together
Written by Amy Bass
Published by Hatchette Books
When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school’s soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.
Primary ISBN: 9780316511018
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Nonfiction, Age 15 or older
Community Represented: Muslim/Muslim American, Somali/Somali American
Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Racial, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by School
Setting: United States (Lewiston ME)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee
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