Every kid (old or young) deserves a mother like MaryAnne Schwalbe. She is portrayed as a paragon of motherhood, a pioneer, and a fearless advocate for refugees all over the globe. Even if the book weren't so utterly readable, flowing from scene to scene without a pause, hitch, or dull moment, it would still have been worth reading, just to know a piece of her story. My favorite moment in the book comes on page 259, when the author indirectly mentions that MaryAnne's (2nd or 3rd) career, as an advocate for refugees, began around age 55!!! Thank you, Will Schwalbe, for sharing this intimate portrait of a person whose life did, does, and surely will continue to inspire great things from ordinary people.