From Turning Pages:
Fowzia Adan recently graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public health. She is from Somalia, and lived in Nairobi, Kenya, before she arrived in Boise, Idaho 8 years ago. She interned with the Idaho Suicide Prevention Program and is currently interning with the College Bound Program. As a young refugee woman, she understands the barriers refugee students face when pursuing higher education. She hopes to work with youth by empowering them and helping them throughout their educational journey.
Turning Pages is a collaborative effort featuring twelve local Boise BIPoC leaders, reading and discussing children’s books that hold deep meaning and importance to them. Each ten-minute episode includes the reader’s introduction of their personal journey, examples of overcoming barriers, celebrating who they are, and how each selected book has enriched, inspired, and encouraged them.
Turning Pages was created to center BIPoC voices and role models, while elevating the importance of reading and literacy. Each episode seeks to engage K-6th grade learners, teachers, and parents in discussion and awareness of the diversity of experience and expertise found in our community. Most episodes were filmed on location in Boise, ID where each leader works or makes their space.