Cover image for Outcasts united : an American town, a refugee team, and one woman's quest to make a difference
Title:
Outcasts united : an American town, a refugee team, and one woman's quest to make a difference
Author:
St. John, Warren, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Spiegel & Grau Trade Paperback Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Spiegel & Grau Paperbacks, [2009]
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
This volume recounts the story of Luma Mufleh, a young Jordanian emigre who created a soccer program in Georgia (U.S.) for young refugees from war-torn nations, telling the story of a determined woman profoundly impacting the lives of dozens of impoverished families. Mufleh forged a team, the Fugees, out of recruits from such disparate lands as Liberia, Sudan, Zaire, Kosovo and Afghanistan. She offered youngsters traumatized by civil war and genocide the chance to enjoy a familiar pastime, often acting as a surrogate mother for children whose struggling parents worked long hours to support them.
General Note:
Reader's guide: p. [310]-320.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385522045
Format :
Book