Quicklet - Warren St. John 's Outcasts United

 
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ABOUT THE BOOK

After receiving a tip about a soccer team composed of refugee children in Clarkston, Georgia, New York Times journalist Warren St. John headed down there to see the team in action. The inspiring game he saw convinced him that he needed to write about the team.

St. John relocated to Georgia from New York. He followed the team (the Fugees) during the 2006 season, and into the beginning of 2007. As part of his research, he became friends with the Fugees coach, Luma Mufleh, as well as a number of the players and their families.

St. John wrote three articles for the New York Times while conducting his research in Georgia, and later wrote Outcasts United. The book was optioned for film by Universal Studios. St. Johns published articles helped to inspire national support for the team, including much needed donations of athletic gear and a letter writing campaign that helped the team return to their practice field.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Alissa Grosso is a young adult novelist, a book sales representative and serves as the personal servant to three ungrateful cats and one needy dog. When she has free time, she usually spends it outside. She lives in New Jersey. More information can be found at her website alissagrosso.com.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

After a detailed description of the first Fugees game the author sees, he introduces readers to the people behind the team, beginning with their coach.

Luma Mufleh grew up in Jordan in a Westernized family whose business success granted them a life of privilege. She lived a lavish life; as a three year-old, she was given a brand new Mercedes. She went to American schools in Jordan and attended college in the United States.

A big inspiration in Lumas life was Rhonda Brown, an American woman who had been Lumas volleyball coach in Jordan. Luma did not at first like her coachs tough style until she realized that it was actually helping to make her and her fellow teammates better players. Luma had a habit of joining young men in pickup games of soccer. Though her grandmother chastised her for this inappropriate behavior, she never told Lumas father.

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  • Quicklet On Warren St. John's Outcasts United
    • Quicklet On Warren St. John's Outcasts United
      • About the Book
      • About the Author
      • Overall Summary
      • List of Important People
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    Alissa Grosso is a young adult novelist, a book sales representative and serves as the personal servant to three ungrateful cats and one needy dog. When she has free time, she usually spends it outside. She lives in New Jersey. More information can be found at her website alissagrosso.com.

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