Butterfly - Yusra Mardini (Hardcover)

From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph

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The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning―and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.

When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: she dove into the water. Surfacing, she heard desperate prayers and sobbing from the passengers in the sinking boat above her. Between the waves, her elder sister Sarah screamed at her to get back on the boat. But Mardini was determined. She was not going to let Sarah do this alone. Grabbing the rope with one hand, she began kicking up the black water, inching the boat towards the distant shore.

This bold act of bravery saved the lives of a boatload of refugees heading to Turkey from Syria. After her arrival in Greece, Mardini, focused and undeterred, worked toward a lifelong goal: to compete in the Olympics. She succeeded, and competed in 2016 on the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro.

Butterfly tells her story, from Syria to the Olympics to her current work with the UN as a Goodwill Ambassador. Mardini is eager to tell her story in the hopes that readers will remember that refugees are ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, chased from their homes by a devastating war. In today's political climate, this story is guaranteed to inspire and educate readers from every background.

Product Details

Barcode
9781509881673
Department
Books
Released
3 May 2018
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Yusra Mardini
Subtitle
From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
234 x 153 x 153mm

Annotation

The awe-inspiring true story of Yusra Mardini, Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BIC Classification 1
True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
Readership
General (US: Trade)