Refugee Book Lists
A Masterclass in Narrative Nonfiction with Ben Rawlence
Refugee tales and migration – four books that help us understand a crisis
No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. Barely a day goes by without the plight of refugees making headlines, whether through a tragedy, political conflict or a heart-rending tale of survival against the odds. In response to this global crisis a number of books have been published which help our young readers understand the refugee situation and encourage them to make sense of a very difficult topic.
Make Your Own List. One out of every people in the world today is displaced by conflict. David Miliband , president of the IRC, chooses five books to help us think constructively about refugees and the causes of the current crisis. Interview by Eve Gerber. As President of the International Rescue Committee you oversee humanitarian relief and resettlement operations for refugees. Record numbers of people are displaced around the world.
by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, it is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. The at-times-rollicking-yet-profound novel follows the meteoric rise Kavalier and Clay in the world of the Golden Age comic book boom. It is at turns surprising, heartfelt, and thrilling.
June is World Refugee Awareness Month. Read on, and enjoy some deep conversations inspired by these thought-provoking books. These poems allow the personal and the historical to mingle in a fascinating and informative way. Viet Thanh Nguyen won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Sympathizer , and readers will be equally impressed by these short stories. In them, Vietnamese refugees grapple with lives in transition. Dadaab, situated in Kenya, is the largest refugee camp in the world.