Malala Yousafzai is well known around the world for her work to help educate girls. However, you may not be familiar with her work to support refugees. Among her many books is the book We Are Displaced. I was introduced to this book recently and was thrilled with what I found. Malala has had the opportunity to visit many refugee camps as she has traveled to promote education for girls. She has met many girls who have amazing stories of resilience and strength. Malala has chosen to share some of these girls’ stories, which is the basis for her book, We Are Displaced. In this book you meet several different girls from different countries who are refugees. They share the experiences they have had getting to a place of safety. They share their struggles and their hopes, along with some of their dreams. This book is mind opening and should be required reading in junior highs and high schools. It gives the reader perspective and will help them recognize some of what refugees are forced to endure.
Reading is something that has brought me joy and helped me relate to others and the world around me throughout my life. I believe that sharing books together is one of the quickest and most effective ways to connect with one another. Sharing books about life experiences can bring us closer even when our experiences are vastly different. On this blog, I share some of my favorite books that help me connect with my refugee friends. I hope as you find out about great books about refugees you and your children will feel a connection with their experiences and recognize that we are all more similar than we realize. I also share books that might help you to teach the children in your sphere of influence more about compassion, tolerance, and kindness as these traits help bring us all a little closer in the world.boosts#toggleFormOnEscOrEnter” data-boosts-adding-class=“boosts--adding” data-boosts-deleting-class=“boost--deleting”>
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!
Just as citizens in Europe and the U.K. have heroically supported displaced Ukrainians by opening up their homes or securing other housing, assisting with school enrollments, employment needs, and language learning, Americans now have the opportunity via the Welcome.us Sponsor Circles program to directly help newly arrived Ukrainians. The United States has committed to welcoming 100,000 Ukrainians temporarily for a period of two-years and the ability to apply for employment authorization in the U.S. as long as they have a U.S.-based sponsor to petition for them.
If you have a story, experience or opinion to share in support of our Afghan allies, we ask you to share it to help us demonstrate public support for legislation that supports and aids these individuals and families.