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">
USAHello.org and Welcome.US: Two Helpful Online Tools for our Refugee Friends and U.S. Locals who are Welcoming them
Resettling into a new country can be more challenging when you don't know where to turn for help. USAHello.org makes information and resources available to those who have newly arrived in the United States. Welcome.US matches resettlement agencies' in-kind needs with businesses and community leaders who want to help.
The true story of how one Syrian man cares for the stray cats in his war-torn city, showing the difference one individual can make.
A true story written by Daniel Nayeri who left Iran at the age of 8 and resettled in Oklahoma. The way Daniel is treated will remind readers of the value of kindness and will make them think before they judge another for being different.