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Swimming Toward a Dream : Yusra Mardini’s Incredible Journey from Refugee to Olympic Swimmer
Swimming Toward a Dream : Yusra Mardini’s Incredible Journey from Refugee to Olympic Swimmer (Hardback) – Reem Faruqi
Growing up in Damascus, the pool was Yusra Mardiniâ€™s happy place. She learned to swim before she could walk. And with swimming came a dream – to compete in the Olympic games.
But when war came to Syria, Yusraâ€™s home – and her pool – were no longer safe. Yusra and her sister set out on a harrowing journey, crossing the sea in search of safety. In the inspirational tale that follows, Yusraâ€™s courageous spirit shines.
Crammed on a too-small refugee boat, disaster strikes when the boatâ€™s motor breaks! Scared but determined, Yusra plunges into the water and starts swimming. Infused with hope, Yusraâ€™s story encourages readers to pursue their own dreams, revealing how she met waves of danger with strength and perseverance. One breath at a time.
Readers will dive into this courageous tale of an athlete, refugee, and hero who inspired the world with her resolve to pursue her Olympic dream.
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