The Boys From Little Mexico A Season Chasing the American Dream (Paperback)
|Author: Steve Wilson|
In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger''s Friday Night Lights, a sensitive and clear-eyed journalist takes us deep inside Oregon''s only all-Hispanic boys'' high school soccer team, a team whose players stand on the cusp of change.
From the Publisher:
For nineteen straight years, the all-Hispanic boys’ soccer team from Oregon’s Woodburn High has made the playoffs. As they prepare to make it twenty, one thing will become clear: Los Perros play the beautiful game with heart, pride, and their lives on the line. Their spirited drive gives a rare sense of hope and unity to a blue-collar farming community that has been transformed by waves of immigrants over recent decades, a town locals call “Little Mexico.” Watched over by a south Texas transplant—a surrogate father to half the squad—this band of brothers must learn to come together on the field and look after each other off it.