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LEE T. BYCEL at Books Inc. Berkeley

Lee Bycel author photo and Refugees in America cover image

Humanitarian activist, Rabbi, and teacher Lee T. Bycel discusses his compelling work, Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words.

It is not an easy road--but hope is the oxygen of my life. These insightful words of Meron Semedar, a refugee from Eritrea, reflect the feelings of the eleven men and women featured in this book. These refugees share their extraordinary experiences of fleeing oppression, violence and war in their home countries in search of a better life in the United States.

Each chapter of Refugees in America focuses on an individual from a different country, from a 93-year-old Polish grandmother who came to the United States after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz to a young undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who became an American college graduate, despite being born impoverished and blind. Some have found it easy to reinvent themselves in the United States, while others have struggled to adjust to America, with its new culture, language, prejudices, and norms.

Each of them speaks candidly about their experiences to author Lee T. Bycel, who provides illuminating background information on the refugee crises in their native countries. Their stories help reveal the real people at the center of political debates about US immigration.

Giving a voice to refugees from such far-flung locations as South Sudan, Guatemala, Syria, and Vietnam, this book weaves together a rich tapestry of human resilience, suffering, and determination.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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Books: 
Refugees in America: Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words Cover Image
By Lee T. Bycel, Ishmael Beah (Foreword by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9781978806214
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Published: Rutgers University Press - September 13th, 2019

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