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The Resource Don't tell me you're afraid, Giuseppe Catozzella ; translated by Anne Milano Appel

Don't tell me you're afraid, Giuseppe Catozzella ; translated by Anne Milano Appel

Label
Don't tell me you're afraid
Title
Don't tell me you're afraid
Statement of responsibility
Giuseppe Catozzella ; translated by Anne Milano Appel
Title variation
Do not tell me you are afraid
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eng
Summary
Based on a remarkable true story, an unforgettable Somali girl risks her life on the migrant journey to Europe to run in the Olympic Games At eight years of age, Samia lives to run. She shares her dream with her best friend and neighbor, Ali, who appoints himself her "professional coach." Eight-year-old Ali trains her, times her, and pushes her to achieve her goals. For both children, Samia's running is the bright spot in their tumultuous life in Somalia. She is talented, brave, and determined to represent her country in the Olympic Games, just like her hero, the great Somali runner Mo Farah. For the next several years, Samia and Ali train at night in a deserted stadium as war rages and political tensions continue to escalate. Despite the lack of resources, despite the war, and despite all of the restrictions imposed on Somali women, Samia becomes a world-class runner. As a teenager, she is selected to represent her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She finishes last in her heat at the Games, but the sight of the small, skinny woman in modest clothes running in the dust of athletes like Veronica Campbell-Brown brings the Olympic stadium to its feet. Samia sets her sights on the 2012 Games in London. Conditions in Somalia have worsened, and she must make the arduous migrant journey across Africa and the Mediterranean alone. Just like millions of refugees, Samia risks her life for the hope of a better future
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Catozzella, Giuseppe
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fiction
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Appel, Anne Milano
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  • Omar, Samia Yusuf
  • Women runners
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Somalia
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Don't tell me you're afraid, Giuseppe Catozzella ; translated by Anne Milano Appel
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
000059550536
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
250 page
Isbn
9780571322695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Don't tell me you're afraid, Giuseppe Catozzella ; translated by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059550536
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
250 page
Isbn
9780571322695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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