When K'NAAN was thirteen, he and his family fled war-torn Somalia and immigrated to Toronto. His story is inspiring, and his struggles as a new immigrant will speak to many young North Americans. Now in his thirties, K'NAAN has had huge success as a singer. He has won many awards, and there are now twenty-two versions of his song, "Wavin' Flag." His children's book is a tribute to growing up, and believing in the future, as he says: "When I get older, I will be stronger..."