Refugee Book
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545880879

Refugee Excerpt :

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller!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. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

What Is a Refugee  Book

What Is a Refugee

  • Author : Elise Gravel
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593120071

What Is a Refugee Excerpt :

An accessible picture book that oh-so-simply and graphically introduces the term "refugee" to curious young children to help them better understand the world in which they live. Who are refugees? Why are they called that word? Why do they need to leave their country? Why are they sometimes not welcome in their new country? In this relevant picture book for the youngest children, author-illustrator Elise Gravel explores what it means to be a refugee in bold, graphic illustrations and spare text. This is the perfect tool to introduce an important and timely topic to children.

Design to Live Book

Design to Live

  • Author : Azra Aksamija
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262542876

Design to Live Excerpt :

The power of design to create a life worth living even in a refugee camp: designs, inventions, and artworks from the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. This book shows how, even in the most difficult conditions--forced displacement, trauma, and struggle--design can help create a life worth living. Design to Live documents designs, inventions, and artworks created by Syrian refugees living in the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. Through these ingenious and creative innovations--including the vertical garden, an arrangement necessitated by regulations that forbid planting in the ground; a front hall, fashioned to protect privacy; a baby swing made from recycled desks; and a chess set carved from a broomstick--refugees defy the material scarcity, unforgiving desert climate, and cultural isolation of the camp. Written in close collaboration with the residents of the camp, with text in both English and Arabic, Design to Live, reflects two perspectives on the camp: people living and working in Azraq and designers reflecting on humanitarian architecture within the broader field of socially engaged art and design. Architectural drawings, illustrations, photographs, narratives, and stories offer vivid testimony to the imaginative and artful ways that residents alter and reconstruct the standardized humanitarian design of the camp--and provide models that can be replicated elsewhere. The book is the product of a three-year project undertaken by MIT Future Heritage Lab, researchers and students with Syrian refugees at the Azraq Refugee Camp, CARE, Jordan, and the German-Jordanian University. Copublication with Future Heritage Lab, MIT

The Child in International Refugee Law Book

The Child in International Refugee Law

  • Author : Jason M. Pobjoy
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107175365

The Child in International Refugee Law Excerpt :

The first comprehensive study of the challenges faced by children in establishing entitlement to refugee protection. This book, which draws extensively on national case law from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, will be an invaluable resource for any academic, decision-maker or practitioner working in the area.

The Ungrateful Refugee Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Ungrateful Refugee

  • Author : Dina Nayeri
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781948226431

The Ungrateful Refugee Excerpt :

A Finalist for the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction "Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence.” —The New York Times Book Review "Nayeri weaves her empowering personal story with those of the ‘feared swarms’ . . . Her family’s escape from Isfahan to Oklahoma, which involved waiting in Dubai and Italy, is wildly fascinating . . . Using energetic prose, Nayeri is an excellent conduit for these heart–rending stories, eschewing judgment and employing care in threading the stories in with her own . . . This is a memoir laced with stimulus and plenty of heart at a time when the latter has grown elusive.” —Star–Tribune (Minneapolis) Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel–turned–refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton University. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple fall in love over the phone, and women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home. A closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum, and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials. Nayeri confronts notions like “the swarm,” and, on the other hand, “good” immigrants. She calls attention to the harmful way in which Western governments privilege certain dangers over others. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee challenges us to rethink how we talk about the refugee crisis. “A writer who confronts issues that are key to the refugee experience.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning a

Refugee Law s Fact Finding Crisis Book

Refugee Law s Fact Finding Crisis

  • Author : Hilary Evans Cameron
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108427074

Refugee Law s Fact Finding Crisis Excerpt :

Hilary Evans Cameron demonstrates how the law that governs fact-finding in refugee hearings is malfunctioning, and suggests a way forward.

Finding Refuge in Canada Book

Finding Refuge in Canada

  • Author : George Melnyk
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771993012

Finding Refuge in Canada Excerpt :

Millions of people are displaced each year by war, persecution, and famine and the global refugee population continues to grow. Canada has often been regarded as a benevolent country, welcoming refugees from around the globe. However, refugees have encountered varying kinds of reception in Canada. Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation is a collection of personal narratives about the refugee experience in Canada. It includes critical perspectives from authors from diverse backgrounds, including refugees, advocates, front-line workers, private sponsors, and civil servants. The narratives collected here confront dominant public discourse about refugee identities and histories and provide deep insight into the social, political, and cultural challenges and opportunities that refugees experience in Canada. Contributors consider Canada’s response to various groups of refugees and how Canadian perspectives on war, conflict, and peace are constructed through the refugee support experience. These individual stories humanize the global refugee crisis and challenge readers to reflect on the transformative potential of more equitable policies and processes. Contributions by Howard Adelman, Irene Boisier Policzer, Shelley Campagnola, Matida Daffeh, Eusebio Garcia, Julia Holland, Bill Janzen, Katharine Lake Berz, Michael Molloy, Adam Policzer, Pablo Policzer, Victor Porter, Boban Stojanović, Cyrus Sundar Singh, and Flora Terah

Working with Refugee Families Book

Working with Refugee Families

  • Author : Lucia De Haene
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108429030

Working with Refugee Families Excerpt :

This important new book explores how to support refugee family relationships in promoting post-trauma recovery and adaptation in exile.

Finding Safe Harbour Book

Finding Safe Harbour

  • Author : Emily Pelley
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228010036

Finding Safe Harbour Excerpt :

The global refugee crisis is staggering in scope. The United Nations Refugee Agency reported that 79.5 million people were displaced worldwide in 2019, and over half of all displaced persons were under eighteen. As the number of children and teenagers seeking asylum continues to grow, the impact of displacement on a young person’s well-being and development over the long term requires further study. In Finding Safe Harbour Emily Pelley investigates the current response to refugee youth in Canada by highlighting how Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a mid-sized urban centre, has mobilized services and resources to support young people seeking refuge. Opening with a broad contextual introduction to the global crisis of displacement and the impact of violence and armed conflict on young people, Pelley focuses on the reciprocal adaptation that is required for the long-term integration of displaced youth into the receiving society. A concise and illuminating study on refugee resettlement, Finding Safe Harbour concludes with an in-depth discussion of how cities can optimize resilience resources through meaningful engagement with refugee youth.

Tani s New Home Book

Tani s New Home

  • Author : Tanitoluwa Adewumi
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400218332

Tani s New Home Excerpt :

Tani Adewumi's moving true story of immigrating to America, developing his talent for chess, and finding a new home will inspire families looking for stories of hope and kindness. * 2021 ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award winner Tani was just six years old when he and his family fled persecution in Nigeria and became refugees in New York City. Tani was amazed, and a little overwhelmed, by all the new things in America. But one new experience turned out to be the most wonderful discovery--chess! With joy and determination, Tani studied hard, practicing chess for hours on the floor of his room in the homeless shelter. Less than a year later, he won the New York State Chess Championship, and through one act of kindness after another, found a new home. This picture book biography for children ages 5 to 10 tells the captivating real-life story of a young chess champion celebrates the power of hope and hard work reminds us that we can each make the world a more welcoming place encourages empathy and compassion includes beautiful digital illustrations by Courtney Dawson is perfect for children reading alone; story time for families, classrooms, and libraries; and celebrations of World Refugee Day This exciting book about chess, family, and community reminds us all that home is a place where you can follow your dreams.

Sea Prayer Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Sea Prayer

  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526602701

Sea Prayer Excerpt :

A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations 'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic – a distillation of his strengths' Sunday Times On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

The Doll Book

The Doll

  • Author : Nhung N. Tran-Davies
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772602296

The Doll Excerpt :

A young girl and her family arrive in an airport in a new country. They are refugees, migrants who have travelled across the world to find safety. Strangers greet them, and one of them gives the little girl a doll. Decades later, that little girl is grown up and she has the chance to welcome a group of refugees who are newly arrived in her adopted country. To the youngest of them, a little girl, she gives a doll, knowing it will help make her feel welcome. Inspired by real events.

Let Me Be a Refugee Book

Let Me Be a Refugee

  • Author : Rebecca Hamlin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199373321

Let Me Be a Refugee Excerpt :

International law provides states with a common definition of a "refugee" as well as guidelines outlining how asylum claims should be decided. Yet even across nations with many commonalities, the processes of determining refugee status look strikingly different. This book compares the refugee status determination (RSD) regimes of three popular asylum seeker destinations: the United States, Canada, and Australia. Though they exhibit similarly high levels of political resistance to accepting asylum seekers, refugees access three very different systems-none of which are totally restrictive or expansive-once across their borders. These differences are significant both in terms of asylum seekers' experience of the process and in terms of their likelihood of being designated as refugees. Based on a multi-method analysis of all three countries, including a year of fieldwork with in-depth interviews of policy-makers and asylum-seeker advocates, observations of refugee status determination hearings, and a large-scale case analysis, Rebecca Hamlin finds that cross-national differences have less to do with political debates over admission and border control policy than with how insulated administrative decision-making is from either political interference or judicial review. Administrative justice is conceptualized and organized differently in every state, and so states vary in how they draw the line between refugee and non-refugee.

Refugee States Book

Refugee States

  • Author : Vinh Nguyen
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487508647

Refugee States Excerpt :

Refugee States explores how the figure of the refugee and the concept of refuge shape the Canadian nation-state within a transnational context.

Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar Book

Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar

  • Author : Kudret Bülbül
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811664649

Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar Excerpt :

This book discusses the current reality and the future of ethnic Rohingyas in Myanmar. It presents Myanmar’s history, ‎policy, politics and, most ‎importantly, while focusing on Rohingya ethnic conflict, presents a resolution by looking at ‎the global and regional policies ‎and politics of South Asia and ‎South-East Asia. The recent coup unfolded in Myanmar and the detention of the democratic ‎leaders has surprised the ‎world with its subsequent emergency declaration in 2021, thus making this ‎book ‎relevant and well-timed. ‎ Eventually, the book offers an account of a previously ‎little ‎known, yet much-discussed role of media, ‎international actors, human trafficking, ‎and ‎humanitarian-based resolution for Rohingya refugee crisis. It shows a new perspective ‎in the post-Rohingya influx era of Bangladesh and the neighbouring countries.