Shadi Ismail

Shadi Ismail


Shadi is a second year​ “book” in The Human Library, an event where real people are on loan as “books” to real people who are “readers.” This program is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

His title, “You’re the Only Son I Wanted to Kill” refers to his harrowing escape from persecution in Syria. You can hear more from him during the Storyfort Kick-Off on March 20th, in The Owyhee at 1 pm. He’ll be on loan for 20 minut​e conversations during The Human Library on Saturday, March 23rd, 1-5 pm. Visit here to reserve a check out time.


Boise, ID