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Author Catozzella, Giuseppe, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2016.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Fiction  F CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F CATOZZEL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Adult Fiction  F CATOZZELLA, GIUSEPPE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-CATOZZELLA    Check Shelf
Description 250 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Language Text in English.
Subject Omar, Samia Yusuf, 1991-2012 -- Fiction.
Women runners -- Somalia -- Fiction.
Runners (Sports) -- Somalia -- Fiction.
Women refugees -- Somalia -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Somalia -- Fiction.
Somalia -- History -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Somalia -- Fiction.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Fiction.
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Refugees. (OCoLC)fst01092797
Runners (Sports) (OCoLC)fst01101341
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Added Author Appel, Anne Milano, translator.
Added Title Non dirmi che hai paura. English
Do not tell me you are afraid
Translation Of: Catozzella, Giuseppe. Non dirmi che hai paura.
ISBN 9781594206412 (hardcover)
1594206414 (hardcover)
9780698189164 (ebook)
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