TSOS May Book Club: We Are Displaced
What is the TSOS Book Club?
TSOS book club is a place to come together and learn about and discuss literature based on the stories of refugees and newcomers. We hope it will be a place where perspectives might change and empathy and understanding will be increased.
We want to provide a safe place for discussions about great stories and would love for you to add to what we are learning!
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Our next book: We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai
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. Malala has visited many refugee camps in her travels 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 gives the reader perspective and will help them recognize some of what refugees are forced to endure.
For more info about Malala’s organization and her work, check out the Malala Fund.
Purchase We Are Displaced here.
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