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Learning America : one woman's fight for educational justice for refugee children  Cover Image Book Book

Learning America : one woman's fight for educational justice for refugee children / Luma Mufleh.

Mufleh, Luma, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780358569725
  • ISBN: 0358569729
  • Physical Description: xii, 243 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-243).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Jordan in Georgia -- Why don't you go back? -- The fugees -- The lucky ones -- Shit show -- A more convenient season -- Imagine -- Shoo Baidein? -- Fifteen years in fifteen minutes -- Radical integration -- You can do better -- The art of teaching fugees -- The good of all -- Teaching children of trauma -- catching up from far behind -- Redefining success -- Epilogue: An opportunity like no other -- Appendix I: Seeking asylum -- Appendix II: Refugee resettlement -- Appendix III: Cheeer.
Summary, etc.:
"It was a wrong turn that changed everything. When Luma Mufleh--a Muslim, gay, refugee woman from hyper-conservative Jordan--stumbled upon a pick-up game of soccer in Clarkston, Georgia, something compelled her to join. The players, 11- and 12-year-olds from Liberia, Afghanistan, and Sudan, soon welcomed her as coach of their ragtag but fiercely competitive group. Drawn into their lives, Mufleh learned that few of her players, all local public school students, could read a single word. She asks, "Where was the America that took me in? That protected me? How can I get these kids to that America?" Learning America traces the story of how Mufleh grew a group of kids into a soccer team and then into a nationally acclaimed network of schools for refugee children. The journey is inspiring and hard-won: Fugees schools accept only those most in need; no student passes a grade without earning it; the failure of any student is the responsibility of all. Soccer as a part of every school day is a powerful catalyst to heal trauma, create belonging, and accelerate learning. Finally, this gifted storyteller delivers provocative, indelible portraits of student after student making leaps in learning that aren't supposed to be possible for children born into trauma--stories that shine powerful light on the path to educational justice for all of America's most left-behind." -- Publisher's website.
A visionary leader and gifted refugee activist shows how she grew a soccer team into a nationally acclaimed network of schools by homing in on what traumatized students need to learn and making the school for those most in need.
Subject: Refugee children > Education > Georgia > Clarkston.
Refugees > Georgia > Clarkston.
Mufleh, Luma.
Soccer coaches > Georgia > Clarkston > Biography.
Refugees > Education > United States.
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 371.826914 MUFLEH 2021 (Text) 523184 Non-Fiction Available -

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