What if all of Malden read the same book?

2012 – Outcasts United


“Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town” by Warren St. John

This is the true story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement. The book explores themes of cultural diversity, adjusting to a new land, conflicts between established cultures and new cultures, leadership, and the power of one person to make a difference.



2012 Companion Books:

  • “Seedfolks” by Paul Fleischman
  • “Home of the Brave” by Katherine Applegate
  • “The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi
  • “Yoko” by Rosemary Wells

2012 Program Highlights:

Highlights from the second year were the start of our “Community Dining Series” held at a variety of local ethnic restaurants, a Panel Discussion on “Living in a Culturally Diverse Community,” a special art exhibit, a Soccer Extravaganza for families, and a Skype chat with author Warren St. John.

Click here for a printable brochure giving highlights of the 2012 Malden Reads season.

Check out the Malden Reads video below:

About Sam Baltrusis

Sam Baltrusis, author of "Ghosts of Boston," "Ghosts of Salem" and "13 Most Haunted in Massachusetts," is the former editor-in-chief of several regional publications including Spare Change News, Scout Somerville and Scout Cambridge. He has been featured as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's Haunted Encounters and has been a featured speaker at various local venues, including the Massachusetts State House.

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