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We Are Displaced

My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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After her father was murdered, María escaped in the middle of the night with her mother.

Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before landing in America. Her sister, Sabreen, survived a harrowing journey to Italy.

Ajida escaped horrific violence but then found herself battling the elements to keep her family safe in their new makeshift home.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the people behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide. 

Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement - first as an internally displaced person when she was a young child in Pakistan and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world except to the home she loved. In We Are Displaced, which is part memoir, part communal storytelling, Malala not only explores her own story, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journeys - girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they've ever known. 

In a time of immigration crises, war, and border conflicts, We Are Displaced is an important reminder from one of the world's most prominent young activists that every single one of the 68.5 million currently displaced is a person - often a young person - with hopes and dreams.

©2019 Malala Yousafzai (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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  • Mary Beth
  • Beckley, WV United States
  • 01-11-19

Malala is such a force for good

I have never been hungry, displaced, or inconvenienced in any way. I am an Ivy League Med School grad and had my parents’ support all the way. My ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Score is 0, which is a perfect score. This is why Malala’s story and the stories of other girls and women are so important to me. Most of the world has not had my idyllic life. We must continue to fight for the rights of ALL girls and women. We are the majority, after all. Why are the men in charge?

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Must Read for Every one

Excellent Narration of the troubles that refugees go through to make a life and of course written for a noble cause.

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Omg this book is amazing

This book is great for teens and preteens. Malala is very inspiring and a great person with a huge heart. This book is my favorite.😁

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Hauntingly Beautiful

Took me to places I’ve never been. Felt feelings I have been blessed to never need to feel. A must read that will provoke a must to action.
Audio was beautifully done.

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Moving and Informative

If you have raised a daughter or daughters, this is a must read. The courageousness and depth of these young women is really inspiring.

In this world of deepening xenophobia and ignorance of immigration and complete lack of nuance in discussion of the complex issues, this is a really moving account of individual young women and their struggles and journeys. Not only have these women overcome tremendous personal trials but they have used their hardships to contribute to the betterment of the more than 60 million refugees that follow in their footsteps.

Deeply moving and inspiring and the narration is top notch.

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I want more!

great book!
well written!
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I feel that even more stories could've been told and that it is limited to a handful hurts the piece as a whole but is def worth your time! [exclamation point! ]