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Maple Woods - Common Reading Project - Outcasts United

Join with other students, staff, and faculty who are all reading the same book for Fall 2013.

The Story

Outcasts United tells the story of the Fugees, a soccer team made up of refugee boys, and their determined coach as they faced opposition and challenges in their town of Clarkston, Georgia. Learn more about the people involved on this page, visit the Fugees' website, or read the article that started it all: Refugees Find Hostility and Hope on Soccer Field.

Visit the other pages of this guide to find library and web resources on refugees, soccer, and world cultures. The Discussion Questions page lists some questions to start readers thinking about the book and the Fugees' story. 

The Book

The Author

Warren St. John is a journalist who has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Observer, and Wired. In addition to Outcasts United, he is also the author of Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he now lives in New York City.


The Coach of the Fugees

Subject Guide