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Outcasts united : a refugee soccer team, an American town

Author: Warren St John
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Luma Mufleh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren St John
ISBN: 9780385522038 0385522037
OCLC Number: 166873998
Description: 307 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Warren St. John.

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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.

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