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Kakuma Girls

Sharing Stories of Hardship and Hope from Kakuma Refugee Camp

By: Clare Morneau

Price: CAD $19.95


Imprint: Barlow Book Publishing

184 Pages

9.17 X 6.97 X 0.55 ins

ISBN:  9781988025148 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 10/17/2016

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 heard, and I want to show how education fosters hope."

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