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We’re in This Together: A Young Readers Edition of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

November 29

This is a stylized book cover with bright colors. It shows a woman in hijab standing with a raised fist. Behind her is a big swath of pink and then blue and then orange. We’re in This Together: A Young Readers Edition of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders by Linda Sarsour
Salaam Reads / Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

You can count on me, your Palestinian Muslim sister, to keep her voice loud, keep her feet on the streets, and keep my head held high because I am not afraid.

On January 17, 2017, Linda Sarsour stood in the National Mall to deliver a speech that would go down in history. A crowd of over 470,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to advocate for legislation, policy, and the protection of women’s rights—with Linda, a Muslim American activist from Brooklyn, leading the charge, unapologetic and unafraid.

In this young readers edition of We Are Not Here to be Bystanders, Linda shares the memories that shaped her into the activist she is today, and how these pivotal moments in her life led her to being an organizer in one of the largest single-day protests in US history. From the Brooklyn bodega her father owned to the streets of Washington, DC, Linda’s story as a daughter of Palestinian immigrants is a moving portrayal of what it means to find your voice in your youth and use it for the good of others as an adult.

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