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The Boys from Little Mexico
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Steve Wilson is the former publisher and editor of "Motionsickness: The Other Side of Travel," a critically lauded magazine that was selected as a finalist for "Utne's" Best New Titles for 2001. He has also been published widely in newspapers and magazines, including the "Portland Tribune, American History, " and "Utne." A graduate of Portland State University's MA Writing Program, he teaches at PSU.

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"Wilson creates riveting sports writing coupled with a compassion for his subjects' lives."
-"Oregon Magazine"
"Steve Wilson's brilliant, evocative storytelling not only allows the reader into the personal lives of these characters, but also widens the lens of the world they live in. These characters are not perfect. They are only human. And it's that humanity that Wilson so wonderfully weaves into his writing that sets this book apart from its peers."
-House of Soccer blog
"Steve Wilson's reporting is deep and true, clear and, at times, heartbreaking. These boys come alive on the page."
-David Maraniss, author of "Clemente" and "When Pride Still Mattered"
"On one level Steve Wilson has written a wonderful book about high school athletes in a community banded together by soccer glory. On another level, he's written a wonderful book about race, sociology, and the shifting borders within this country. "The
In "The Boys from Little Mexico", Steve Wilson does more than chase the American Dream--he captures it on the move. Wilson provides us with a glimpse of the future of sports in America, one that promises to be as rich and compelling as the past.--Glenn Stout, author and Series Editor of "The Best American Sports Writing"
"I hate soccer ... but I loved this book. Steve Wilson has written a story where culture, sport, and good writing collide."--Larry Colton, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and author of "Counting Coup"
"Just as Buzz Bissinger did in "Friday Night Lights", Steve Wilson manages to achieve the unexpected: a book about sports that turns out to be about so much more. He wrests poetry out of these boys' lives, while aiming directly for that one destination where we all seek home--the heart."--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "Into the Beautiful North
In "The Boys from Little Mexico," Steve Wilson does more than chase the American Dream--he captures it on the move. Wilson provides us with a glimpse of the future of sports in America, one that promises to be as rich and compelling as the past.--Glenn Stout, author and Series Editor of "The Best American Sports Writing"
"I hate soccer ... but I loved this book. Steve Wilson has written a story where culture, sport, and good writing collide."--Larry Colton, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and author of "Counting Coup"
"Just as Buzz Bissinger did in "Friday Night Lights," Steve Wilson manages to achieve the unexpected: a book about sports that turns out to be about so much more. He wrests poetry out of these boys' lives, while aiming directly for that one destination where we all seek home--the heart."--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "Into the Beautiful North" and "The Devil's Highway"
"With compassion and an unflinching eye, Steve Wilson offers us through sports a preview of a new America, one whose people may look different, but whose virtues of what we like to believe in ourselves remain triumphantly the same.--Howard Bryant, ESPN senior writer and author of "The Last Hero"
"A real-life account of the inequities surrounding immigration as lived by all concerned, this year in the life of the Woodburn Bulldogs offers no easy answers. The frustrations they face are saddening, but theirs is ultimately a hopeful tale. Very timely, with the World Cup in 2010!"--Dana Brigham, manager/co-owner, Brookline (Mass.) Booksmith
""The Boys from Little Mexico" proves once again that the language of sports is universal. Steve Wilson takes a small corner of the world and shows how big it can be, especially when a caring coach partners with some talented players. This book is both heartbreaking and inspiring."--Madeleine Blais, author of "In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle"
""The Boys from Little Mexico" is an unvarnished and movin

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