Kenan Mirou

Kenan Mirou is originally from Damascus, Syria, and fled the country in 2012 with his family. He is currently a senior at Mission High School in San Francisco, and in the second year of a course started by Peer Resources called “Critical Thinking and Teaching for Social Justice.” He was able to seamlessly continue his education in the United States because he has been teaching himself English since the second grade by translating books and movies with subtitles. Mirou enjoys writing, and he has been published in various magazines and books, including If The World Only Knew, published by 826 Valencia, a writing and tutoring program serving youth ages 6 to 18 in San Francisco.