A Message from the Publisher, Christopher Robbins
Written by Megan Carson
"I've wanted to publish a book on the refugee crisis for a number of years. I became interested in this subject when I stumbled across an animated map that depicted the journeys of these refugees by traveling points of light. I was shocked that within a short time the individual points of light had become massive rivers of light, showing the crisis that was underway.
"Melissa Dalton Bradford already worked with me as author and lived in Germany and was an exceptional storyteller. I suggested she consider a book on the subject. When TSOS was founded and they had developed a significant library of imagery and stories, she contacted me to suggest that what TSOS now had would fulfill my interest in a book.
"At first glance at the material, I knew this was the book we had to publish. My hope is that it brings a greater awareness to this crisis and encourages all who see it to find a way to help.
"I believe that Let Me Tell You My Story is now the most important book I have published in my nearly thirty years of publishing."
Egette was born and raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Africa. In 2021, she graduated with a B.S. in psychology from George Mason University. In 2022, she received her MA in psychology with a focus in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, also from George Mason. She was recently featured in Forbes on World Mental Health Day. She founded Safe Haven Space, to empower and educate refugee families in the US about mental health and wellbeing.
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