BSB: Amy Bass (One Goal) Holiday Gift Guide Book Signing

Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café are delighted to present our Holiday Gift Guide series. Each author will appear for an event at one of our bookstores throughout the holiday season. Buy a personalized book for someone you love, and we'll gift wrap it for free! If you can't make it to the event, we would be happy to get a book personalized for you. Click here to see the rest of the list.

For People Who Love: Inspiring Nonfiction

Book: One Goal, by Amy Bass

In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory.

When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story. While scandal threatened to subsume the town, its high school's soccer coach integrated Somali kids onto his team, and their passion began to heal old wounds. Taking readers behind the tumult of this controversial team--and onto the pitch where the teammates vied to become state champions and achieved a vital sense of understanding--ONE GOAL is a timely story about overcoming the prejudices that divide us.

A history professor by day, Amy Bass has written about sport and race for Slate, Salon, CNN Opinion, and The Christian Century, and has been seen on NBC's TODAY Show and heard on NPR on shows that include "Midday" "Under the Radar" "The Takeaway" and "Only A Game." She has served as senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports, winning at Emmy Award for her work at the London Olympics in 2012. 

Event date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355
One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316396547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - February 27th, 2018

In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory.