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The Resource Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph, Yusra Mardini ; with Josie Le Blond

Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph, Yusra Mardini ; with Josie Le Blond

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Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph
Title
Butterfly
Title remainder
from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph
Statement of responsibility
Yusra Mardini ; with Josie Le Blond
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape.” ? Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat?s engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. This is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine?s 25 women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time Magazine?s 30 most influential teens of 2016
Summary
Traces the author's life-changing rescue of a boatload of fellow refugees and how it inspired her to compete on the 2016 Refugee Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro, tracing her subsequent work with the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador and her advocacy on behalf of people who have been forced from their homes by war
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10658030
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Mardini, Yusra
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Le Blond, Josie
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True
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  • Mardini, Yusra
  • Mardini, Yusra
  • Olympic Games
  • Olympic Games
  • Autobiographies
  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Women swimmers
Target audience
adult
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from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph
Label
Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph, Yusra Mardini ; with Josie Le Blond
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062261102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509881673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013593547
Label
Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph, Yusra Mardini ; with Josie Le Blond
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062261102
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509881673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1013593547

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