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."
The Afghan Adjustment (AA) has been reintroduced in both the House (H.R.4627) and the Senate (S.2327) of the United States by a bipartisan group of legislators. We invite you to join us in honoring our promise to our Afghan allies by urging your representatives to pass the Afghan Adjustment!
We interviewed Elizabeth Gregg as part of our World Refugee Day event. Elizabeth was first connected with the refugee cause through a Facebook post. One of her friends was creating a sponsor circle for the influx of refugees coming to their community of Seattle, WA. After deciding that participation was possible for their family, Elizabeth got involved.
As part of our World Refugee Day Event, we had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Uzma Jafri. She fills many roles, including physician, business owner, medical director, and most importantly, mother of four. It was during the first few months of her fourth child’s life when Dr. Jafri became interested in refugees. During the countless sleepless nights that accompany newborns, Dr. Jafri would watch coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Dr. Jafri felt a pull to help those in the crisis.