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THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

by | Read by Ilhan Omar

Biography & Memoir • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar narrates her remarkable life experiences, beginning with her childhood in Mogadishu through her first year in Congress. The first Somali-American and one of two Muslim women elected to Congress, Omar recounts how her comfortable early life was turned upside down at the outbreak of the Somalian civil war. Omar shares her years in refugee camps, her miraculous opportunity to move to the United States, her initial elation at being here, and her growing awareness of inequalities in America. She details her grassroots political efforts to change the disastrous conditions of rampant homelessness, minimal healthcare, and inadequate nutrition among many of her constituents. While the audiobook might have been better served by a professional narrator, Omar's message is important and well worth hearing. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780062954244 $20.99

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