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One goal : a coach, a team, and the game that brought a divided town together / Amy Bass.

Bass, Amy, (author.).

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Summary:

"In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory. When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 796.33462 .B317o 2019 (Text) 37814003256659 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316396554
  • ISBN: 0316396559
  • Physical Description: xx, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group guide (pages 305-310).
Formatted Contents Note:
Why not us? -- We have to go back -- Welcome to vacationland -- Many and one -- I still say Somalia -- Grind mode -- I live my thank-you -- 1-2-3 Pamoja Ndugu -- Lewiston pure -- Saints, martyrs, and summer soccer -- Many nations, one team -- Inshallah, we got this -- Our house -- Straight red -- Do not retaliate -- Everyone bleeds blue -- Make it a good one.
Summary, etc.:
"In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory. When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lewiston High School (Lewiston, Me.) > Soccer > History.
Soccer > Maine > Lewiston > History.
Somalis > Maine > Lewiston.
Race relations.
Immigrants > Cultural assimilation.
Refugees > Somalia.
Lewiston (Me.) > Social conditions.

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