And to top it off, they are at an age that proves to be awkward even for the most well-adjusted of our species. Anonymous Karina Carberry Block 4 Question 1: The Fugees' soccer coach, Luma, has taught the team many lessons other than how to play soccer. They have no soccer goals with which to practice. With this determination came one of the most important things in life, discipline. She knew it would not be easy, but she knew this would be her best chance. Tryouts were to be held on the field of the Clarkston Community Center, an old brick and cream-colored clapboard building on Indian Creek Drive.
The Fugees will probly be brought down from this. After she arrived in Atlanta, she started Ashton's, a coffee shop and café, and coached girls' soccer before founding the Fugees Family in 2004. Discipline had an immense roll in the part. He begged his mother to let him play, but Beatrice wasn't going to let anything bad happen to her son. She needs to find a good field for the kids to play.
It is a heartwarming sports story about a rag-tag group of misfits, facing extraordinary obstacles, who are molded by a stern but loving misfit coach into a disciplined and successful organization. As a result, the team fares poorly. Mufleh left Amman, Jordan and her well-to-do family in search of freedom from the constraints of the Middle East. The kids seemed as well-behaved as 11- to 17-year-old boys are likely to be. She didn't want to disappoint her investors, and she had wanted more than anything to prove to her parents that she could succeed on her own. It really makes you think about multi-culturalism, as this community is undergoing such an intense transition. Life in America isn't all rainbows and sunshine; many of the parents are single parents whose spouses are imprisoned in their home country or have been killed.
This book will remembered as more than just a sports story, but a wake up call of diversity and the brutality that refugees find themselves involved in. These values will really help the players in the future. Now they just look even more like a negative image than before. Fugees Family has an after-school tutoring program, a 57-student middle school called , and ongoing community events like car washes and group meals. We can say that we are good people and that if that happen to us we would accept them and help them, but as most of the societies now a day they just care about themselves and nobody else, I am not saying that everyone is like this but most of them are.
They are caught between worlds — no longer of the countries in which they were born, yet still separate and outside from the culture of their new home. Which sentence best fills in the blank? It is a book dedicated to the sport of soccer. She wanted to stay and never in the book there is a big feeling of regret by her taking the wrong decision. When it talks about Clarkston the city that the refugees where resettled, it talks about how the new comers accommodate into their new world and how the old comers treated them and how they think about them. I really liked getting to know the kids on the team and their backgrounds and to see them all come together throughout the book. I am personally not a fan of soccer myself, I just never found interest in it. Outcasts United is the story of struggling immigrants escaping brutalities, war, and persecution in the Though an extremely original idea for a book, St.
This is an inspiring story filled with youthful insight, one that I identified with a lot, making this book a really strong and one; Warren St John makes us appreciate the things we have and the life we lead and makes us conscious of the problems that people 5 miles away from us go through in their daily basis. Anonymous Brandon Gifford Block 5 As time went by, Luma's refugee soccer team grew. The book has more redundancies and restatements of information than any I can recall reading in the last several years -- both in the general narrative, but especially when he tries to write about the boys' games. It also showed me the challenges and difficulties that people face in creating a community when having so little in common, but once again, the determination plays an important role. Timothy thought Chike had stolen the nice car he was driving because we was African. These values will help the players in the future and they will probably go on and tech their children and other people what they have learned from Luma.
I share with you this link to a youtube video about this remarkable woman, and her inspirational Fugees. But that is what it takes to find real love and respect. It impacts the team because the refugees are already misunderstood and mistreated as it is. Despite the great opportunities soccer gives the Fugees, they will still have a tough American life for now. She was standing in a huddle of Under Fifteen players, assigning them their positions. Anonymous Harrison Ruby Block 5 Luma tries to show strict leadership when coaching her team by the things she expects from her players. During a shooting drill, Luma was teaching the boys how to strike the ball with the tops of their feet when she overheard a Sudanese boy talking to the others.
We talk on the phone for hours like high school kids. Luma and the Fugees are currently trying to build a facility so that refugee children will have a place to study, play sport, get help, and build a community. A sport can give you so much, team work, new friends, teach you hard work, discipline and for the new refugee kids it can help them in their relocation. She had to end to find a dating for her point to play, in a brown where soccer had view to facilitate knowledgeable change. She trains them very hard, but is also caring. I partly liked how it was non-fiction because I could imagine everything actually happening.
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She not only coaches them, but mentors them, educates them and helps them with their adaptation to the new environment, which she had already learn to deal with. As refugees arrived and changed Clarkston, resentments built up among long-time residents. On the field she is strict and gets done whatever needs to be done. If you dont know anything or you dont like soccer at all then this book will blow your mind. They had some hard lives and have lived too much for the ages that they have.
Their families, looking for new hope, move to America through a refugee agency and are taken to Clarkston, Georgia, once a prominent white town now houses a multitude of different cultures. She asked for a ball, which she placed on the grass. This is a true story about a refugee soccer team in suburban Atlanta. As like the boys playing soccer as a way to connect to others in the same situation, I got involved with several international student organizations in order to meet students in my same situation. Luma is an interesting character, Clarkston has an ambivalent attitude towards its newest arrivals, and each boy has a dramatic backstory in Liberia, Sudan's Nuba Valley, etc. Add some good musical background and there wouldn't be a dry eye in the house.