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“…An uplifting underdog story that will appeal to readers interested in the immigrant experience and the surprising role sports can play in people’s lives.” –Kirkus Reviews

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town

Written by Warren St. John
Published by Ember

This young people’s version of the adult bestseller, Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference 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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Available As: Paperback
Nonfiction, Age 12 or older

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Setting: United States (Atlanta)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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