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Outcasts United by Warren St. John
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Apr 04, 09

bookshelves: 2009
Read in April, 2009

This book delves into the personal histories of a youth soccer team located in Clarkston, GA, which is comprised of a ethnically diverse group of boys recently resettled in the U.S. The author not only explains each family's personal journey to the U.S. and the problems they had making a new life here, but he also covers the historical events that led up to each particular war or uprising that forced each family away from their homeland. The reporting of the events is largely done with admirable journalistic impartiality and the soccer action is sports writing at its best. The reader is left with a hope that the Fugees finally find a practice field to call their own and a vague desire to have every one of the "Clarkston Old Guard" read this book.
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