Outcasts United

Outcasts United

An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make A Difference

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Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones--from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston's streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston's refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community--and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, c2009.
Edition: Spiegel & Grau trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780385522038
0385522037
9780007264353
9780385522045
Call Number: 796.334 ST JOHN
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Mufleh, Luma.
Clarkston (Ga.) -- Ethnic relations.
Refugees -- Africa.
Refugee children -- Georgia -- Clarkston.
Soccer coaches -- Georgia -- Clarkston -- Biography.
Soccer teams -- Georgia -- Clarkston.
Women coaches (Athletics) -- Georgia -- Clarkston -- Biography.

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