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560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

Update: 2018-06-1784
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A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees. 

Abdi has a memoir out on Tuesday called "Call Me American." He's also going on a short book tour.
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Michelle McCurdy

One of my many favorites - thank you!! Getting all the kids in the carpool to listen to this one!

Jan 11th
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Jianpu Riammei

Wow! I loved it. Is there a movie or documentary about this story? I'm blessed. 😇

Jun 18th
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560: Abdi and the Golden Ticket

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