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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Quote of the Day – July 23, 2019

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I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine.”

Nadia Murad, The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State

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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