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The Boys from Little Mexico Read & Download é 0 » The all Hispanic boys' soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years As they prepare to make it twenty the boys are determined that this will be the season they beat the wealthy suburban schools around them and finally win the Oregon state championshEight undocumented students three boys who speak almost no English a midfielder groomed to play for a pro Mexican team a goalkeeper living in his third foster home and an Irishdescended white coach desperate to lead all of them to success Watched over by a south Texas transplant a surrogate father to half the suad this band of brothers must learn to come together on the field and look after each other off itMore than just riveting sports writing The Boys from Little Mexico is also about the fight for the future of the next generation and a hard true. You can definitely tell this is the author's first book I think maybe some better editing was needed He seemed unfamiliar with soccer going in and I am not sure by the end how much that understanding was increased I played soccer I am of an age with these kids I could have gone to high school with them having grown up in Albuuerue it was easy for me to imagine my fellow students as these kids it's an underdog story I should have loved it It was so boring

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The all Hispanic boys' soccer team from Woodburn High has made the playoffs for nineteen straight years As they prepare to make it twenty the boys are determined that this will be the season they beat the wealthy suburban schools around them and finally win the Oregon state championship Their spirited drive gives a rare sense of hope and unity to a bluecollar farming community that has been transformed by waves of immigrants over recent decades a town locals call Little MexicoIn 2005 Woodburn High's Bulldogs aka Los Perros will start the season with. An engaging story of young soccer players making their way in the world encountering prejudice and racism systemic challenges and an immigration system that so often fails and denies people's families dreams and national needs for talent and labor The efforts of caring coaches and struggles of players is familiar in the sporting story subgenre that focuses on teams from marginalized communities that yet strive and struggle and yet Wilson like the best writers of such stories works hard to keep the reader out of mythologizing and in the reality of imperfect people and some bad law A good read for congregational small groups continuing to seek to understand the reality of US immigration policy in practice

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The Boys from Little MexicoLook at boys dismissed as gangbangers told to go home by lilywhite sideline crowds At school these kids battle academically in a country where barely half of all Hispanic boys graduate and fewer still make it to college Now in a gutsy uest for their first state championship one thing will become clear Los Perros play the beautiful game with heart pride and their lives on the line The wins and losses they notch along the way spin a striking and fastpaced tale of how sometimes it takes than raw talent discipline and passion to capture the American Drea. This is not a book I would typically pick up to read however I won it in a good reads giveaway and it sounded interesting While it is about soccer and I'm not a big sports fan the backstories on many of the players on the team are fascinating I found it easy to read for a nonfiction book I was able to identify with some of the team's struggles since I teach a similar population of students I couldn't help but find the ending just a little depressing since I spent the majority of the book thinking that they were going to win which is why I figured someone was writing about them in the first place but they didn't While I appreciate the reality of the epilogue that showed where the team members were after a few years it was unfortunate knowing that some of them ended up exactly where the coaches were trying to help them avoid The book offers a great realistic picture of one team at one school but as a teacher I think I was hoping for a optimistic future for them Definitely read if you are interested in books about soccer school sports teams or underprivileged youths