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“… journey filled with sorrow and trauma yet, when she finally settled in Minnesota, she found purpose and opportunity through hard work and activism, speaking at the United Nations about girls’ education in Yemen.”
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Voice for Refuge

Written by Zaynab Abdi
Illustrated by Achraf Attar
Published by Green Card Voices

A beautifully illustrated graphic novel that explores immigrating and making and managing friendships near, far, and online.

Has one really left home if their family and friends come with them? In this era of modern immigration, newcomers can stay connected with friends and family back home and elsewhere in the world through social media, but how does this affect one’s ability to make new friends in their new community of residence?

Zaynab’s story is presented in Standard American English and Arabic, the language of her youth.

Primary ISBN: 9781949523256
Publication Date: April 2023
Available As:
Graphic Novel, Age 08 or older

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Setting: Yemen, Egypt, United States (Minneapolis, MN)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience,

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