We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World

Book - 2019
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"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.
Published: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316523646
Branch Call Number: YA305.2309 YOU
Characteristics: xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,color illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Welch, Liz 1969-- Author


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Also counts for Read Harder 2020 task #19: a book by or about a refugee.

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Feb 16, 2020

Gives a snapshot of what it's like to be a refugee, forced out of your lifelong home and heading on the run, never knowing if you'll make it to your destination safe. Also takes a look at internally displaced persons (IDPs), people who are refugees in their own country due to war or natural disasters. This second one could become a major crisis as we deal with climate change.

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.

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.

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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