A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea


Shawnee State’s Common read for the 2017-2018 school year is A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming.  The book tells the story of Doaa al-Zamel, a Syrian refugee who, in 2015, was one of five hundred people crammed on a fishing boat set for Europe.  The boat was intentionally capsized, and of those 500 people, only eleven survived to be rescued four days after the boat was sunk.