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Malala’s new book sheds light on refugees

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Malala Yousufzai is set to launch her third book following the release of her memoirs “I Am Malala” and a children’s book “Malala’s Magic Pencil”.

The education activist’s latest book, “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World”, is set to release on January 8.

The book will be published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the publishers of her debut book.

In the book, Malala writes about 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 — as well as the journeys of so many other refugees who have faced similar challenges, according to Parade magazine.

During an interview with the magazine, Malala shared how the book title came to be and said, “Like me, the young women who share their stories in the book — from Colombia, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and around the world — know firsthand what it means to leave home because it’s too dangerous to stay. It’s titled We Are Displaced because together we want to help others better understand the refugee crisis and how they can help.”

Regarding what’s the most important thing she wants the world to know about what it’s like to be a refugee, the 21-year-old said, “Currently, more than 68.5 million people around the world are living as refugees or internally displaced people due to conflict, persecution and natural disasters—the majority are children and most are girls. People leave jobs they love. Most students never see a classroom again. They have no choice. Whether you cross your country’s border or not, fleeing home and not knowing if you’ll ever return is a harrowing experience for anyone.”

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