We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World

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Introduces displaced people from around the world to give faces to the statistics and news stories readers see and hear
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316523646
031652364X
Branch Call Number: Young Adult 305.9069 Y82
Characteristics: xi, 212 pages, 4 leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Welch, Liz - Author

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writermala
Apr 20, 2019

"We are Displaced" is a story of Malala's own journey both literally and metaphorically as well as that of refugee girls around the world. Malala has made fighting for girls' rights to education around the world her mission. This book tells the story of girls who have achieved this. Also, we are privileged to live in countries where we take so much for granted; however, refugees have had to give up everything they had and flee for their lives. We think refugees should feel gratitude towards the countries that have granted them asylum and relief to be safe. Little do we realize what the refugees have given up and this book shows us the other side too. A powerful book which is a must read.

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mighty_mom
Mar 05, 2019

Very fine telling of the stories of refugees and those displaced within their own countries, from the mouths of those who experienced it. A quick and eye opening read. It makes you realize how lucky you are not to be one of the 65 million people worldwide who are refugees. You can help by buying a copy of the book.
Profits from the sale of the book go to the Malala Foundation, to benefit girls education.

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TeachersUW
Feb 04, 2019

Some selections from her story:
"The Taliban began expanding from Afghanistan to Pakistan in early to mid 2000s (2004-2007). Soon they declared that educating girls was un-Islamic. I was eleven when the Taliban started bombing girls’ schools throughout Swat Valley. Taking away the rights of women, preaching they must cover their faces entirely. I was told stories of Taliban fighters who heard children laughing in their homes, and burst in to destroy their games.
2008, the Taliban made a new decree. All girls’ schools would be closed by Jan. 15, 2009 or they would risk being attacked. Hundreds of schools had to close.
When peace between the army and the Taliban was declared … it never truly took, and the Taliban became more powerful.
I had thought I would finish my education and maybe become a politician to help girls in Pakistan. Then on Oct. 9, 2012 I was shot. All I remember is being in the school bus, talking with my friends about our exams, and then opening my eyes in a hospital."

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