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Kakuma Girls: Sharing Stories Of Hardship And Hope From Kakuma Refugee Camp

byClare Morneau

Paperback | October 17, 2016

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A passionate advocate for girls' education and refugee issues, Clare Morneau is a 17-year-old author and speaker who lives in Toronto with her father, Canada's Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, mother, Nancy McCain, and siblings Henry, Edward and Grace Acan, who joined the family in 2010 from northern Uganda. Clare is compassionate, driven and committed to working for real change. As a student at Havergal College, she founded the Kakuma Toronto Girls Education Partnership. In October 2016, she released her first book, Kakuma Girls. She completed a four-week internship at the Global Humanitarian Lab, a partner organization of the United Nations, in the summer of 2016, and has been named a Global Humanitarian Lab Youth Ambassador by the organization.

Clare spoke at several high profile events in Canada this past fall, including the UN's One Young World Conference in Ottawa on Sept 30th, We Day Ottawa on November 9th, Walrus Talks: Africa's Next Generation in Toronto on November 9th, and TedX Youth Talks on November 13th in Toronto. Kakuma Girls has been widely praised and recommended by major Canadian media outlets including Chatelaine, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CTV, and the CBC.

"An inspiring portrait of African girl refugees by a passionate 17-year-old Canadian dedicated to positive change" -- Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE Charity
Clare Morneau, age 17, is in grade 12 at Havergal College, a girls' school in Toronto. She got the idea to create the book after organizing the exchange of letters between girls at Havergal and Kakuma, where her father's insurance company had created a girls' high school. As Clare put it: "I want the voices of the Kakuma girls to be he...
Title:Kakuma Girls: Sharing Stories Of Hardship And Hope From Kakuma Refugee CampFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:184 pages, 9.17 × 6.97 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:9.17 × 6.97 × 0.55 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:Barlow Book PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988025141

ISBN - 13:9781988025148


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and inspirational! Girls, your voices have been heard. Hope and dreams come alive in this book. Loved it.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational Read it with my daughter and definitely opened both our eyes. Would recommend, especially for teenagers
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! Both my daughter and I both read this and enjoyed it so much! So inspiring!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartfelt It was an inspiration book
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspirational I thought it was inspirational, would recommend,
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspirational Might purchase this for my 12 year old daughter. She loves to help others =)
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Simply put, this book is inspiring
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uplifting An uplifting book that soars high above the clouds and brushed the face of the moon. Also it's pretty dank.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from sounds interesting will borrow from library first. If I really like it, then I will buy.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Claire Morneau, with her first effort has delivered an inspiring, thoughtful and encouraging book with Kakuma Girls. All readers, regardless of age, will be reminded of how fortunate many of us are to have so many opportunities available to us and quickly appreciate the difficulties that so many of these girls face. Proceeds from sales of the book go directly to assisting the girls gain the opportunity for the education that they so richly deserve. A must read!
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational! A must read for women who believe in the power of education. We are so fortunate to be able to hear the stories of these incredible girls via Clare Morneau's voice. I also loved the fact that proceeds go to fund the education of girls in the refugee camp. I plan on giving this out to many friends and family this holiday season.
Date published: 2016-10-17