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Title:
Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph
Written by:
Yusra Mardini 
Read by:
Lameece Issaq 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
10 hours 2 minutes 
Published:
July 28 2018 
Available Date:
July 28 2018 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781509890699 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Memoirs; Sport 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Macmillan audio 
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The awe-inspiring true story of Yusra Mardini, Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer.

'Being a refugee is not a choice. Our choice is to die at home or risk death trying to escape.' – Yusra Mardini Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Yusra Mardini is an athlete, one of People magazine’s 25 women changing the world, a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and one of Time Magazine’s 30 most influential teens of 2016.

'A rousing, exciting true story of remarkable resilience.'
Kirkus Reviews

'Butterfly recounts this Syrian refugee’s extraordinary tale of bravery, survival, and winsome, never-give-up moxie. It is impossible not to be won over by Yusra, who once swam for her life at sea and is now fighting for the dignity and wellbeing of countless refugees like her whose lives have been upturned by war.'
Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

'Yusra reminds us of the human cost of the tragedy and the incredible fortitude, perseverance and hope of one young woman who struggles for a future.'
Stephen Daldry