WARREN ST. JOHN is the author of the national bestsellers "Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer- A Journey into the Heart of Fan Mania" and "Outcasts United- An American Town, a Refugee Team and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference." A former reporter for the New York Times, he has also written extensively for The New Yorker, the New York Observer, and Wired. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Columbia University and now lives in New York City.
"Respecting cultural differences, building a global community,
and the importance of getting involved are powerful, motivating
messages that will resonate with teen readers, not just soccer
fans."--Starred Review, School Library Journal
"An uplifting underdog story that will appeal to readers interested in the immigrant experience and the surprising role sports can play in people's lives."--Kirkus Reviews
"Exciting youth soccer action blends with politics . . . filled with fast kicks, scrimmages, dribbles, crossses, corners, shots, and misses on the field that will grab kids, as will the harrowing stories of what the families fled from their continuing struggle."--Booklist