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New Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar writing memoir: report

Greg Nash

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is reportedly writing a memoir chronicling her journey from refugee to congresswoman.

The book, “This is What America Looks Like,” will be published by HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books, Politico reported Monday.

{mosads}Omar, the first Somali-American member of Congress, came to the U.S. as a refugee at the age of 12.

She is also one of the nation’s first two Muslim-American women to serve in Congress, along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

Ahead of her swearing-in, Omar posted a photo on Twitter of her and her father at the same Washington D.C. airport where she says she arrived as a refugee.

Omar, who is also the first lawmaker to wear a hijab after receiving a religious exemption to a head covering ban on the House floor, has called her election a rejection of “religious bigotry.”

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