We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

Malala Yousafzai (Read by) Deepti Gupta (Read by)
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Product Details

Price
$30.99
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
February 12, 2019
Dimensions
6.7 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781549146114

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About the Author

Patricia McCormick is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.

Fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and English, Deepti Gupta has an international career spread across India, Singapore, Pakistan, and the United States. As a narrator she brings an open and curious perspective to the author's work. Her natural global/international accent makes her a great choice for an author who is writing to appeal to a global readership/listenership. As an actress she has earned praise from the New York Times for her performance in the feature film Walkaway, and also stars in Record/Play (a sci-fi love story) which was an official selection at Sundance 2013. She earned her MFA in acting from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in theater studies from the National University of Singapore, and BA in English literature from Delhi University. Besides working as an actress and voice talent, she also works as a consultant with corporate firms and businesses to help expand and deepen their diversity and inclusion strategies.

Patricia McCormick is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.

Cheryl K. Smith has raised a small herd of dairy goats under the herd name Mystic Acres since 1998. She published Ruminations: The Nigerian Dwarf and Mini Dairy Goat magazine and Goat Health Care. She writes a blog (ruminationsongoats.blogspot.com) and is an expert on goats at allexperts.com.

Reviews

Yousafzai gathers stories from girls around the world who, like her, have had to flee their homes...telling the deeply personal stories of displacement and disruption...The accounts are intimate and...as if the narrator were sharing her story with a trusted new friend.

-- "New York Times"

Uplifting...Each refugee's tale of survival is equal parts devastating and inspiring...Yousafzai specifically states that her purpose is to transform refugees from nameless, faceless statistics into who they really are: humans whose identities are more than just their displaced status. A poignant, fascinating, and relevant read.

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

The contributors' strength, resilience, and hope in the face of trauma is astounding, and their stories...profoundly moving.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Listeners will especially enjoy the foreword of this audiobook, narrated by Malala Yousafzai, in which she acknowledges that her well-known background will provide context for the many personal stories of loss that are told by refugee girls. Before each affecting story, listeners are given a brief introduction that recounts how Malala met the contributor. These intros provide consistency as the same narrator, Neela Vaswani, reads them. They include several passages that have been updated for the audio edition. Deepti Gupta delivers most of the interviews of the girls...This is a painful and powerful listening experience that imparts current and historical events with emotional depth.

-- "AudioFile"