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Why We Need More Girls Who Read

Suzanne O'Dell
It has been six weeks since the northern Nigerian extremist group, Boko Harem, kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in broad daylight. Boko Harem literally translates to “Western-imposed thinking is forbidden by Islam.” The sheer audacity of the ...
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A Hiding Place from the Slaughter

Suzanne O'Dell
Frodouald bit the inside of his cheek, wincing in pain as his blistered palms gripped the splintered handle of the shovel. His back ached and beads of sweat trickled from his brow watering the red earth. Silently, the sun sleepily stretched awake ...
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A Child’s View of the Syrian Crisis

Suzanne O'Dell
Crouching behind a crumbling stone structure, 11-year-old Yusef peered out into the dusty debris-rid
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My Neighbor: Once a Killer, Now a Friend

Suzanne O'Dell
There are 800,000 reasons why Jaqueline could have refused a former perpetrator of the genocide, Fre
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Women, Water, and Hope for Equality

Suzanne O'Dell
In recognition of International Women’s Day, we invite you to join us in exploring one of the most
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