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Author: Yousafzai, Malala with Liz Welch
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year Published: 2019
ISBN: 9780316523646
Grades: Grades 7-12

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, a highly visible advocate for women’s rights and education, briefly retells her own story¬† of displacement, then relates the personal stories of nine diverse girls and women she met in her travels around the world to refugee camps, at lectures, and to new immigrant’s homes. The first person narrators are from Africa, Asia, and Central and South America and take us from their home lives, through the events that lead to having to flee, and in most cases ending in their resettlement. Caught in the middle of conflicts, these resilient females were forced to migrate due to wars, family violence, racism, and immigration issues, facing destroyed homes, loss of innocent lives, and escalating violence, choosing to leave their homes for safety, focusing on survival and not on what they had ‘lost.’ These intimate, moving,¬†and vivid true accounts help put a face on the refugee crisis and are accessible for middle school, high school and adult readers. All profits go to “The Malala Fund.”

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