Community Read - Spring 2022

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Thank you for participating in this Community Read - we look forward to the next one!

Our Spring 2022 book selection is We Are Displaced, by Malala Yousafzai.

We know that almost 50% of the 26.6 million refugees worldwide are women and girls who face unique challenges during the displacement and resettlement process because of their gender identity, including the threat of sexual violence. We Are Displaced is a compilation of the voices of some of these young girls and women from around the world who have been forced to make the impossible choice of leaving their whole lives behind to start over in a new place. We hope these stories of courage and resilience help us learn more about the challenges our immigrant and refugee neighbors face and overcome on a daily basis in this very community.

Albemarle County continues to welcome and support refugee members in our community, not only because their contributions improve the quality of life for all of us, but because we strive to live up to our ideal of creating an inclusive community for all regardless of what they can do for us in return. We hope that by coming together and learning more about each other through storytelling, we can find ways to act and live up to our value of creating a more equitable and inclusive community where we can all thrive.

Read the Kirkus Review Here

Our Spring 2022 book selection is We Are Displaced, by Malala Yousafzai.

We know that almost 50% of the 26.6 million refugees worldwide are women and girls who face unique challenges during the displacement and resettlement process because of their gender identity, including the threat of sexual violence. We Are Displaced is a compilation of the voices of some of these young girls and women from around the world who have been forced to make the impossible choice of leaving their whole lives behind to start over in a new place. We hope these stories of courage and resilience help us learn more about the challenges our immigrant and refugee neighbors face and overcome on a daily basis in this very community.

Albemarle County continues to welcome and support refugee members in our community, not only because their contributions improve the quality of life for all of us, but because we strive to live up to our ideal of creating an inclusive community for all regardless of what they can do for us in return. We hope that by coming together and learning more about each other through storytelling, we can find ways to act and live up to our value of creating a more equitable and inclusive community where we can all thrive.

Read the Kirkus Review Here

  • It is our hope that the books we select for the Community Read inspire you to reflect on both the text and on our community. We invite you to share your thoughts and reflections here so we may learn from each other and build an inclusive understanding of Albemarle County and the people who live here.

    Thank you for participating in this Community Read - we look forward to the next one!

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