The Syrian boy who wrote his life story – with the help of his Canadian teacher

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Abu Bakr al-Rabeeah has published a book about growing up in the Middle East, challenging those who only see his family as refugees

When Abu Bakr al-Rabeeah and his family arrived from Syria to the Canadian city of Edmonton, his to-do list was dauntingly long: English lessons, learning how to cope with the long, bitterly cold winters and how to best get around his strange new home.

But the teenager had a secret dream, which he confided to a teacher. One day he would tell his story, challenging those who saw his family only as refugees, defined by the war they had survived.

He was saying that his fellow classmates really had no idea where Syria is

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