One Goal

One Goal

A Coach, A Team, and the Game That Brought A Divided Town Together

Large Print - 2018
Rate this:
"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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2018
Characteristics: xxi, 423 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition: Large print edition, First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316511018
Call Number: LP 796.33462 BASS
Alternative Title: 1 goal


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at JCPL

To Top