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Children’s Authors Take On the Refugee Crisis

Description: Explore these titles ranging from pictures books to middle grade to young adult that feature young refugees from across the world as they journey to a new life in a new country.


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The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Shane W. Evans

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run."Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Serafina's Promise

by Ann E. Burg

A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner ALL THE BROKEN PIECES. Serafina has a secret dream. She wants to go to school and become a doctor with her best friend, Julie Marie.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Home of the Brave

by Katherine Applegate

Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth-grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

by Linda Sue Park

A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about a girl in Sudan in 2008 and a boy in Sudan in 1985.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Refugee

by Alan Gratz

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . . ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Middle Grade

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

by Michaela Deprince and Elaine Deprince

The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Young Adult

Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference

by Warren St. John

This young people's version of the adult bestseller is a complex and inspirational story about the the Fugees, a youth soccer team made up of refugees from around the world, and their formidable female coach.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Young Adult

The Lines We Cross

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Young Adult

My Two Blankets

by Freya Blackwood and Irena Kobald

Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants--even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she's sad--and a new blanket just might change her world.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Young Reader

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey

by Margriet Ruurs and Nizar Ali Badr

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children's writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr.

Date Added: 08/07/2017


Category: Young Reader


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