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Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph
Format:
Book
Title:
Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph
ISBN:
9781250184405
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Physical Description:
284 pages : color illustratiions ; 24 cm
General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom by Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Summary:
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. Butterfly 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.
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Subject(s):
Women swimmers -- Syria -- Biography.
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