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Outcasts United by Warren St. John
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Jun 08, 2009

really liked it
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It is an amazing story of what one person can do to help a group of strangers who have no one in the world. Luma Muflef, the soon to be coach of the Fugees, finds herself relating to the isolation of the refugees that relocated to Clarkston, Georgia's resettlement center. She offers to coach three boys teams from U-17 to U-13. She does it for no salary and soon finds herself immersed in her player's lives.

Warren St. John really emphasizes the circular nature of the player's lives. The industrial countries that pillaged poor, third-world countries, for their natural resources, are the same ones that are allowing refugees into their country to only abandon them again. What is so great about this book is how St. John shows Luma, not as a superhero, but a person whose determination fueled the team to succeed. Although, Luma's success isn't measured by just winning, but becoming educated, staying away from violence, and becoming accountable for ones own action.


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