1.30.2007

A Home on the Field: Rural Latino Students Triumph in North Carolina

A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America, (Rayo-HarperCollins) by Paul Cuadros, tells the true story of the Jets, a high school soccer team made up of Latino immigrant kids in rural Siler who shocked the soccer world in North Carolina and made it to the state championship finals in just three seasons.

Paul Cuadros is an award-winning investigative reporter who has written about issues of race and poverty for more than ten years. In 1999, Cuadros won an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to report and write about the migration of Latino workers and their families to the rural South and moved to central North Carolina.