2012 – Outcasts United
“Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town” by Warren St. John
This is the true story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement. The book explores themes of cultural diversity, adjusting to a new land, conflicts between established cultures and new cultures, leadership, and the power of one person to make a difference.
2012 Companion Books:
- “Seedfolks” by Paul Fleischman
- “Home of the Brave” by Katherine Applegate
- “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi
- “Yoko” by Rosemary Wells
2012 Program Highlights:
Highlights from the second year were the start of our “Community Dining Series” held at a variety of local ethnic restaurants, a Panel Discussion on “Living in a Culturally Diverse Community,” a special art exhibit, a Soccer Extravaganza for families, and a Skype chat with author Warren St. John.
Check out the Malden Reads video below: