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Lost Girl Found

Bassoff, Leah (Author)
DeLuca, Laura (Author)
Groundwood Books 2014. 216 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Child soldiers, civil war, community, courage, female protagonist, friendship, gender equality, gender roles, migration, peace, refugees, Sudan, survival
 
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The Red Pencil

Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Author)
Evans, Shane W. (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2014. 326 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, civil war, discrimination, education, environment, family life, female protagonist, first-person narration, free verse, gender roles, genocides, grief, loss, migration, novels in verse, refugees, Sudan
 
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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra (Author)
Pesta, Abigail (Author)
HarperCollins 2017. 296 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Activism, first-person narration, gender equality, immigration, memoir, poverty, refugees, Rwanda, Sandra Uwringiyimana, social justice, war
 
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Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Author)
Shakespeare, Eleanor (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2017. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Boat people, children, economic disparity, identity, interviews, migration, multigenre, multimodal, persecution, perseverance, personal history, pirates, refugees, rescue, survival, war
 
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Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy’s Story of Survival

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk (Author)
Ho, Tuan (Author)
Deines, Brian (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Childhood, courage, family life, illustrations (oil paint), immigration, journeys, refugees, survival, Vietnam
 
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Two White Rabbits

Buitrago, Jairo (Author)
Yockteng, Rafael (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 52 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Counting, emigration, fathers and daughters, first-person narration, migration, refugees
 
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Seeking Refuge

Watts, Irene N. (Author)
Shoemaker, Kathryn E. (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books 2016. 136 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Children and war, courage, England, illustrations (black and white), illustrations (pencil), Jewish history, Kindertransport, refugees, resilience, war, World War II
 
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Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey

Ruurs, Margriet (Author)
Badr, Nizar Ali (Illustrator)
Orca 2016. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bilingual text, family life, immigration, journeys, refugees, rocks, war
 
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My Two Blankets

Kobald, Irena (Author)
Blackwood, Freya (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Belonging, communication, first-person narration, friendship, immigrants, migration, multiculturalism, refugees
 
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Children Growing Up With War

Matthews, Jenny (Author)
Candlewick Press 2014. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, children and war, children’s rights, conflicts, diversity, everyday life, global awareness, human rights, illustrations (photographs), refugees, war
 
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An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar

Kleist, Reinhard (Author/Illustrator)
SelfMadeHero 2016. 152 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Civil war, courage, gender equality, graphic biography, immigration, Olympic Games, perseverance, refugees, Samia Yusuf Omar, Somalia, sports, terrorism, tragedy
 
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The Bite of the Mango

Kamara, Mariatu (Author)
McClelland, Susan (Author)
Annick Press 2008. 216 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Amputees, civil war, cultures, diversity, Mariatu Kamara, memoir, refugees, resilience, Sierra Leone, survival
 
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The Roses in My Carpets

Khan, Rukhsana (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Afghanistan, brothers and sisters, first-person narration, hope, refugees, resilience, rugs, war
 
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Four Feet, Two Sandals

Williams, Karen Lynn (Author)
Mohammed, Khadra (Author)
Chayka, Doug (Illustrator)
Eerdmans 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Afghanistan, cooperation, friendship, generosity, refugees, sharing
 
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Gleam and Glow

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Sylvada, Peter (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bosnia-Herzegovina, displacement, first-person narration, fish, hope, refugees, war
 
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