The Cat I Never Named

Captivating, invigorating, heart-breaking and triumphant is this coming of age story, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, of a now Teachers College, Columbia University professor, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, who shares with the world her teenage account of surviving the Bosnian War, the first genocide in Europe since World War…


Captivating, invigorating, heart-breaking and triumphant is this coming of age story, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, of a now Teachers College, Columbia University professor, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, who shares with the world her teenage account of surviving the Bosnian War, the first genocide in Europe since World War II.

The book will have your eyes teary, mouth bursting into laughter at times while your mind is completely enthralled – a real page-turner! What is Captivating, invigorating, heart-breaking and triumphant is this coming of age story, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, of a now Teachers College, Columbia University professor, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, who shares with the world her teenage account of surviving the Bosnian War, the first genocide in Europe since World War II.

The book will have your eyes teary, mouth bursting into laughter at times while your mind is completely enthralled – a real page-turner! What is truly compelling about this work is its cathartic way to relay the joy, love, perseverance and hope of the human spirit who is in the midst of life’s most harsh circumstances. So yes, there will be moments when you giggle about hearing a teenager’s insatiable desire for bright-red hair dye as well as gasp when your hear about war bombs destroying human lives.

Though the goal of this book is to engage the minds of young adult readers to teach lessons about resilience, love for family and education, tolerance and acceptance regardless of the intersection of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, and sexual orientation, its universal appeal can attract any reader of any age, place or time.

Last but definitely not the least point regarding this story’s unique appeal is the true unassuming presence of a little calico cat for animal lovers anywhere whose angelic presence brings much love, comfort, peace and guidance to the protagonist in extraordinary times.

If you are looking for an inspiring prize-winning book to read or share, The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival is a beautifully written, engaging book that incites humanity to make the world a better place. …more

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