Malala Yousafzai introduces the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide
Product Code: 8477
ISBN: 9780316523653
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers
Published Date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 224
Availability:In stock
Price: $10.99

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After her father was murdered, Maria escaped in the middle of the night with her mother.

Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy.

Ajida escaped horrific violence, but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe.

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, 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.

Ages 14 to 17

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Part 1: I Am Displaced
Chapter 1: Life as We Knew It
Chapter 2: How Could This Be Happening?
Chapter 3: Internally Displaced
Chapter 4: Shangla
Chapter 5: Returning Home
Chapter 6: 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
Maria: 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

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"A stirring and timely book that strips the political baggage from the words 'migrant' and 'refugee, ' telling the deeply personal stories of displacement and disruption that were lived by Yousafzai and nine other girls.... [In] all these accounts, hope emerges as a kind of belligerent reaction to pain and loss." - The New York Times Book Review

"Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai, who famously survived being shot by Taliban soldiers as a teen in 2012, is a passionate activist for girls' right to education. Yet, in this profound volume, she sidesteps those aspects of her life to illuminate another experience: displacement - beginning with her family's forced 2009 evacuation of their Pakistani hometown in response to escalating Taliban violence. Comprising the bulk of the book are urgent, articulate first-person stories from displaced or refugee young women whom Yousafzai has encountered in her travels, whose birthplaces include Colombia, Guatemala, Syria and Yemen.... The contributors' strength, resilience, and hope in the face of trauma is astounding, and their stories' underlying message about the heartbreaking loss of their former lives and homelands (and the resulting 'tangle of emotions that comes with leaving behind everything you know') is profoundly moving." - Publishers Weekly

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