Donate a copy of We Are Displaced by Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion for girls' education Malala Yousafzai to a local student! We're raising funds to donate copies of this powerful collection of true stories of young people around the world to 50 Villa Rica High School students for summer reading. This project is the work of Mr. Shelby East, English teacher for grades 9-12 at Villa Rica High School.
**Please select in-store pick-up--we know this is a donation, and we'll get your copies into Mr. East's hands to distribute to students!**
IN MR. EAST'S WORDS:
Students who find the right book at the right time can have better outcomes both inside and outside of the classroom. My students said things such as “It was so motivating,” “It was very eye opening,” “ It really made me think,” “it put a lot of things into perspective,” “I feel like I need to help,” and “I didn’t realize what some people go through” when talking about the books we've given away the past two years through Underground Books' Diverse Books for West Georgia initiative. I want my students to know that regardless of if they have loved to read for years or if they are very hesitant to read, literature can be relatable, interesting, and add a lot of value to their lives. I firmly believe that reading has the power to change lives, and we are attempting to build a strong, generational culture of reading through our literature class by not only covering engaging texts in class but by helping our students build their own libraries at home. Being able to own a book that you can call your own is empowering. Funding this project would give me a huge opportunity to continue to encourage my students to explore literature, develop a love for reading, and see people and the world around us through a new lens.
ABOUT WE ARE DISPLACED:
In this powerful book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide. After her father was murdered, Maria 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. 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, 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. "A stirring and timely book."—New York Times
This project is part of our Diverse Books for West Georgia initiative at Underground Books. Learn more or donate directly here: https://www.undergroundbooks.net/pages/books/5736/donate-to-the-diverse-books-for-west-georgia-fund. New. Item #13078