Books To Celebrate Refugee Week

This week is Refugee Week, a week long festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Now more than ever, we need to shut down the misconceptions that we have of refugees and bring forth more positive encounters and promoting a culture of learning from one another and also, of welcoming one another. And there is no better way to facilitate that feeling through reading.

Below, you will find a list of book recommendations that are great conversation starters. If you want to know more about Refugee Week, the organization’s purpose and education resources, please visit their website:

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More Than Just Romance: Books About Unity & Tolerance for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. But with all the uncertainty, hate and sadness in the world, some people may not be feeling a lot of the love as of late. There needs to be a reminder that there is still hope in the world, as long as we come together and we are tolerant of each other’s differences. And reading is the best way to accomplish that goal.

So if you are looking for something to uplift you that is not a romantic book this Valentine’s Day, here are some great book recommendations that perfectly demonstrate that there is still hope in the world:

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Book Review: We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 224 pages

Published: January 8, 2019

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography & Memoirs

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Celebrate HERstory With These Great Books

Young girls need to know their HERstory. And Women’s History Month is a perfect opportunity to do so. So if you are looking for great books to read with your kids (or something for yourself to give you a chance to learn), check out these great book picks that are great for the whole family to read:

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Strength in Words: Book Quotes For Women’s History Month

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As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let us remember that the fight for equal rights for women is a daily battle and remembering the great women who made a mark in history is not something that should be done for one day, let alone an entire month. We should never forget the contributions these women make. And what better way to recognize them all year round with inspiring words we hear from amazing women or quotes that demonstrate the importance of women in society.   Maybe your favorite made the list…

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

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