The Boys from Little Mexico : A Season Chasing the American Dream (Paperback)

Author: Wilson, Steve

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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.
The all-Hispanic boys'' soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years--but they''ve never won a championship. 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. More than just riveting sports writing, "The Boys from Little Mexico" is about the fight for the future of the next generation--and a hard, true look at boys dismissed as gang-bangers, told to "go home" by lily-white sideline crowds. The wins and losses they notch along the way spin a striking tale about what it takes to capture the American Dream.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780807001523
SKU 219209630
Format Paperback
ISBN10 080700152X
Release Date 10/18/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 0.75T
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Editors Note 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.   More than just riveting sports writing, The Boys from Little Mexico is about the fight for the future of the next generation—and a hard, true look at boys dismissed as gang-bangers, told to “go home” by lily-white sideline crowds. The wins and losses they notch along the way spin a striking tale about what it takes to capture the American Dream.  
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Beacon Press (MA)

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