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From Somalia to Yemen to the U.S., Minneapolis woman finds a home – and a voice

Monday May 1, 2023

By Cathy Wurzer and Alanna Elder

Minnesota is home for a large number of refugees from all over the world.

In 2018, our state welcomed the most refugees per capita in the US. And today, one in 12 Minnesotans are immigrants or refugees. Their journeys to the U.S. and experiences once they get here are all unique.

Green Card Voices is an immigrant-led, nonprofit publishing organization based in Minneapolis. It uses the art of storytelling to share personal narratives of immigrants and refugees.

The newest book they’ve helped publish is a graphic novel for kids, “Voice for Refuge: Our Stories Carried Us Here.” The author — and subject — of the book, Zaynab Abdi, talked with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer.

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