August 3, 2017

Books about Refugees

For Adults:

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave
  • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  • Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
  • They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak, & Judy A. Bernstein
  • Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees by Caroline Moorehead
  • The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis by Patrick Kingsley
  • Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine, & Claudia Davila (Illustrator)

For Young Adults:

  • A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
  • The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Shane Evans (Illustrator)
  • The Good Braider by Terry Farish
  • Salt to the Sea by Rutta Sepetys
  • Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
  • In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari by Fabio Geda & Howard Curtis (Translator)

For Children/Picture Books: 

  • The Journey by Francesca Sanna
  • Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs
  • Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams, Khadra Mohammed, & Doug Chayka (Illustrator)
  • Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams & R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
  • My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
  • Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush’s Incredible Journey by Doug Kuntz, Amy Shrodes, & Sue Cornelison
  • Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland
  • Where Will I Live? By Rosemary McCarney


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