A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: Young Reader’s Edition

by Melissa Fleming

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  • Item #2936 in BookBeat BookBeat
    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Short Summary
In this riveting true story, Doaa boards a dangerously overcrowded vessel to escape from the Syrian civil war only to find herself trapped aboard a sinking ship!

Good For:
Strong Contemporary Relevance, Deeply Affecting Nonfiction, Harrowing Journey of Survival, Understanding the Experiences of Refugees

Topics and Themes:
Syrian Civil War, Refugees, Egypt, Europe, Smugglers, Fishing Boats, Shipwreck, Survival
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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea tells the story of Doaa Al-Zamel, a Syrian girl whose life was upended in 2011 by her country’s brutal civil war. She and her family escape to Egypt, but life soon quickly becomes dangerous for Syrians in that country. Doaa and her fiancé decide to flee to Europe to seek safety and an education, but four days after setting sail on a smuggler’s dilapidated fishing vessel along with 500 other refugees, their boat is struck and begins to sink.



Doaa’s eye-opening story, as told by Melissa Fleming, represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for a safe future.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 5" x 8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-250-23582-4