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CLERC Virtual Display: Books about Refugees
19 Varieties of Gazelle by
Nineteen poems about the Middle East and about being an Arab American living in the United States.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PS3564.Y44 A613 2002
90 Miles to Havana by
When unrest hits the street of Havana Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.F66433 Aai 2012
The Best Eid Ever by
Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help two girls who are refugees celebrate Eid in America.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | BP186.45 .M63 2007
Brothers in Hope by
Eight-year-old Garang, orphaned by a civil war in Sudan, helps lead other boys as they trek hundreds of miles seeking safety in Ethiopia, Kenya, and finally in the United States.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.W66699 Br 2005
Cast Away by
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PS3564.Y44 C37 2019
Children Growing up with War by
Provides a candid look at young lives upended by violence and strife around the world, including such nations as Rwanda, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | HQ784.W3 M38 2014
The Day War Came by
A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.D2842 Day 2018
Four Feet, Two Sandals by
Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers. Includes author's note about refugees.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.W66655 Fou 2007
The Journey by
A mother and her two children experience fear of the unknown, but also great hope, as they leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.1.S263 Jo 2016
A Long Walk to Water by
When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.P22115 Lo 2010
Lost and Found Cat by
When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can’t bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece. But during the crowded boat crossing, he disappears. Days later, aid workers in Greece find the lost cat and are desperate to reunite them.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | SF442.63.I72 K86 2017
The Map of Good Memories by
There are places that remind us of happy moments. Zoe, a little girl who has to flee from her city with her family because of a war, remembers them before she leaves. She uses them to draw a "map of good memories," knowing that they will always be with her.
Call Number: LERC - Main Floor | PZ7.N9649 Map 2016
Marwan's Journey by
Marwan is a young boy on a journey he never intended to take, bound for a place he doesn't know. On his journey, he relies on courage and memories of his faraway homeland to buoy him. With him are hundreds and thousands of other human beings, crossing the deserts and the seas, fleeing war and hunger in search of safety.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.1.A753 Mar 2018
The Most Beautiful Thing by
Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | JV6475 .Y36 2020
My Beautiful Birds by
A Syrian boy follows his family as they escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But Sami can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind.
My Name Is Sangoel by
As a refugee from Sudan to the United States, Sangoel is frustrated that no one can pronounce his name correctly until he finds a clever way to solve the problem.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor ; PZ7.M727455 My 2009
An Olympic Dream by
The story behind Somalian Olympic athlete Samia Yusuf Omar -- training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | GV697.O63 K43 2016
Oskar and the Eight Blessings by
A refugee seeking sanctuary from the horrors of Kristallnacht, Oskar arrives by ship in New York City with only a photograph and an address for an aunt he has never met. As Oskar walks the length of Manhattan, from the Battery to his new home in the north of the city, he passes experiences the city's many holiday sights, and encounters it various residents.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.1.S56 Os 2015
Our Journey from Syria to America by
During their country’s devastating civil war, a family with three daughters and one son was forced to leave their Syrian homeland and seek safety in Jordan. They were able to move to America as refugees in 2016. This story, told with simple language and drawings made by the three girls, explores their emotions as they start their new lives in the U.S.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | E184.S98 .O9 2017
A Path of Stars by
A refugee from Cambodia, Dara's beloved grandmother is grief-stricken when she learns her brother has died, and it is up to Dara to try and heal her.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.O1267 Pat 2012
Renato and the Lion by
When World War II threatens Renato's home of Florence, Renato and his family must leave his beloved, art-filled city for America, but Renato worries about protecting his favorite sculpture--the stone lion in the Piazza della Signoria. Includes author's note.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.1.D5635 Re 2017
Stepping Stones by
In this picture book, a young girl and her family are forced to flee their village to escape the civil war that has engulfed Syria and make their way toward freedom in Europe
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | PZ7.R945 St 2016
Tasting the Sky by
The author remembers her childhood in Ramallah and as a Palestinian refugee in the late 1960s.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | DS119.7 .B2845 2016
Yang Warriors by
In the Ban Vinai refugee camp, the Yang warriors practice drills, balance rocks on their heads, and wield magical swords from fallen branches. The ten cousins are ready to defend the family at all costs. After a week without fresh vegetables, they embark on a dangerous mission to look for food.
Call Number: CLERC - Main Floor | HV640.5.H58 Y36 2021
The Color of Home by
Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.
Call Number: On Order
How I Learned Geography by
As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.
Call Number: On Order
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