Book Review: The Boy on the Beach

On her Back in the Stacks blog, Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews “The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home” by Tima Kurdi. Available as part of our book display on migration, immigration and refugees.  Located in the First Floor Lobby of Hunt Library.

Kurdi’s hope is that “by reading my family’s story, you will be able to see that we are all essentially the same: we all dream of healthy, peaceful, safe lives for the ones we love. People are more important than money or power. We are more similar than we are different, and we are stronger when united.” I marveled at her ability to tell such a painful story with clarity and grace, and I hope more people pay attention to her words.

Read more in the Back in the Stacks blog.

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