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Download Chapter 1: Improbable Sanctuary: The City of Boise Defies Red-State Stereotypes (527 KB)

Download Chapter 2: Across the Pacific: Vietnamese, Displaced by War, Plant Roots in the City of Trees (813 KB)

Download Chapter 3: Chosen to Survive: A Bosnian, Cut Down by Shrapnel, Sees His Life as a Miracle (710 KB)

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Download Chapter 4: Leave One to Remember: A Child's Name Bears Witness to His Mother's Rwandan Struggle (474 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Food of the Pharaohs: Tiny Teff, Grown in Idaho, Helps Preserve Ethiopian Heritage (309 KB)

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Download Chapter 7: Policing Softly: Boise Police Nurture Community (359 KB)

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Download Chapter 8: Hidden, Silent, Confused: A Survivor Negotiates Boise and Adolescence (345 KB)

Download Chapter 9: A Wider Perspective: Three Lives - Eritrean, Bhutanese, and Afghan - Help Boise See Itself (601 KB)

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Download Chapter 10: A Matter of Trust: Teachers Help Refugees Cope (526 KB)

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Nearly 1 out of every 100 people worldwide is a person displaced and seeking asylum, imperiled by persecution and war. Half the World takes measure of that staggering crisis in stories from a city transformed.




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Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees is volume 8 of the Investigate Boise Community Research Series

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Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees