Posts Tagged ‘storybook project’

Caves and Cages: Memories of Myanmar

Cover illustration for Caves and Cages

Follow the story of Naw Unity Ba as she retraces memories from her village in Myanmar to refugee camps in Thailand, and finally to Amarillo, where she and her family reside today. Your purchase of this book will help support the ongoing work of producing bilingual stories in minority languages across various refugee communities in Amarillo.

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Naw Paw’s Story

Some of you may remember reading in a past newsletter about Naw Paw and our Storybook Project. We are now in the final stages of editing and back translating her story into Karen before sending everything to the printer. We were surprised when her husband presented us with beautiful illustrations (pictured above) to accompany her story, and are…

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Am I Brilliant?

Naw Paw grew up in a peaceful farming village near a river in Myanmar, where her family grew rice and other seasonal foods. She has happy memories of days spent catching frogs and fish in the river for her daily meals. Like many children, she started school eagerly. Unfortunately, her education stopped abruptly in third grade when fighting broke out between the Burmese and Karen armies.

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Bridge Dinners Resume

If you want to sit down with neighbors like these, build relationships, lend an ear, and welcome the strangers among us, we have the perfect opportunity this Fall. In lieu of large Table Talk gatherings, we are planning a series of outdoor potluck Bridge Dinners at our house.

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Table Talk Resumes Sep 2

Beginning Thursday, September 2, we will meet on Thursday evenings at Crossroads Church to hear these stories as we honor refugee cultures.

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The Stories of Amarillo’s Refugees

Story is a powerful weapon against apathy and hate! And story helps people to build their own voices stronger, taking back control of their own histories and futures.

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