In 2017, Ilhan Omar began her term in the Minnesota House of Representatives and became the first Somali-American, Muslim woman legislator in the United States. This timely book celebrates groundbreaking accomplishments of Somali Americans such as Omar, introduces readers to key points in Somalia's modern history, and provides context for current events in the United States and around the world. Readers will develop greater cultural awareness and sensitivity as they learn about complex issues that affect many Somali Americans today. They'll also explore the unique, vivid, and enriching ways Somali immigrants bring their culture to the United States. Fact boxes highlight interesting topics, while illuminating photographs bring issues into focus, ensuring this book is engaging and accessible.