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We are displaced : my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world / Malala Yousafzai.

Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Detroit Lakes Public Library J 305.2309 YOU (Text) 33500012841466 New Available -
Fosston Public Library J 305.2309 YOU (Text) 33500012841458 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316523646
  • ISBN: 031652364X
  • Physical Description: xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Part 1: I am displaced. Life as we knew it -- How could this be happening? -- Internally displaced -- Shangla -- Returning home -- Caught between two worlds -- Part 2: We are displaced. Zaynab: Why me and not her? -- Sabreen: No turning back -- Zaynab: Dream big -- Muzoon: I saw hope -- Najla: Thousands of people, just like us -- MarĂ­a: Nobody can take away what we carry inside -- Analisa: Lucky -- Marie Claire: A new beginning -- Jennifer: I needed to do something -- Ajida: At nighttime, we walked -- Farah: This was my story.
Summary, etc.: "Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide. Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement-- first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world except to the home she loved. In We Are Displaced, which is part memoir, part communal storytelling, Malala not only explores her own story, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys-- girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known. In a time of immigration crises, war, and border conflicts, We Are Displaced is an important reminder from one of the world's most prominent young activists that every single one of the 68.5 million currently displaced is a person-- often a young person-- with hopes and dreams."--Dust jacket flap.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    Yousafzai recounts her own refugee journey as well as those of girls and women from political hot spots and war-torn countries, all refugees seeking a safe place to call home. Separated from family members and threatened by attack, they forge on in their struggle to survive. Yousafzai starts with her own journey. Acknowledging that, while displaced, she is not a refugee, she goes on to tell the stories of eight girls and two women, one a volunteer with World Church Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the other a woman returning to Uganda, having fled to Canada with her family when she was two years old. Yousafzai starts with a preface to each story, describing how she met each person, and then tells their story in first person, lending immediacy to each narrative and capturing each voice. Her writing is lucid and accessible and will attract a range of readers. The stories are heart-wrenching, compelling, and inspirational and, one hopes, will motivate readers to become involved locally. Epilogue and back matter unavailable for preview. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Malala Yousafzai is a cofounder and board member of Malala Fund. Malala began her campaign for education at age eleven, when she anonymously blogged for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Inspired by her father's activism, Malala soon began advocating publicly for girls' education, attracting international media attention and awards. At age fifteen, she was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala recovered in the United Kingdom and continued her fight for girls. In 2013, she founded Malala Fund with her father, Ziauddin. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to see every girl complete twelve years of free, safe, and quality education. She is currently a student at Oxford University, pursuing a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics.

Subject: Refugees > Juvenile literature.
Forced migration > Juvenile literature.
Emigration and immigration > Juvenile literature.
Forced migration.
Emigration and immigration.
Forced migration.
Forced migration.
Emigration and immigration.
Women refugees.
Refugee children.
Refugee families.

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