Refugee

Refugee
Author: Alan Gratz
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 0545880874
ISBN 13: 9780545880879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Book Review:

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.

Refugee

Refugee
Author: Alan Gratz
Publsiher: Scholastic UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 1407186000
ISBN 13: 9781407186009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Book Review:

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home. Three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

Refugee

Refugee
Author: Alan Gratz
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 1760272493
ISBN 13: 9781760272494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Book Review:

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

What Is a Refugee
Author: Elise Gravel
Publsiher: Schwartz & Wade
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 0593120078
ISBN 13: 9780593120071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is a Refugee Book Review:

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

Design to Live
Author: Azra Aksamija,Raafat Majzoub,Melina Philippou
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 0262542870
ISBN 13: 9780262542876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design to Live Book Review:

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

The Child in International Refugee Law
Author: Jason M. Pobjoy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 1107175364
ISBN 13: 9781107175365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Child in International Refugee Law Book Review:

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 Doll

The Doll
Author: Nhung N. Tran-Davies
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 1772602299
ISBN 13: 9781772602296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doll Book Review:

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.

Finding Refuge in Canada

Finding Refuge in Canada
Author: George Melnyk,Christina Parker
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2021-02-19
ISBN 10: 1771993014
ISBN 13: 9781771993012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Refuge in Canada Book Review:

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

Refugee Law s Fact Finding Crisis

Refugee Law s Fact Finding Crisis
Author: Hilary Evans Cameron
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108427073
ISBN 13: 9781108427074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Law s Fact Finding Crisis Book Review:

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

Mobilizing Global Knowledge

Mobilizing Global Knowledge
Author: Susan McGrath,Julie E. E. Young
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781773850856
ISBN 13: 1773850857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobilizing Global Knowledge Book Review:

In 2018, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees documented a record high 71.4 million displaced people around the world. As states struggle with the costs of providing protection to so many people and popular conceptions of refugees have become increasingly politicized and sensationalized, researchers have come together to form regional and global networks dedicated to working with displaced people to learn how to respond to their needs ethically, compassionately, and for the best interests of the global community. Mobilizing Global Knowledge brings together academics and practitioners to reflect on a global collaborative refugee research network. Together, the members of this network have had a wide-ranging impact on research and policy, working to bridge silos, sectors, and regions. They have addressed power and politics in refugee research, engaged across tensions between the Global North and Global South, and worked deeply with questions of practice, methodology, and ethics in refugee research. Bridging scholarship on network building for knowledge production and scholarship on research with and about refugees, Mobilizing Global Knowledge brings together a vibrant collection of topics and perspectives. It addresses ethical methods in research practice, the possibilities of social media for data collection and information dissemination, environmental displacement, transitional justice, and more. This is essential reading for anyone interested in how to create and share knowledge to the benefit of the millions of people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes.

The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee
Author: Dina Nayeri
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 194822643X
ISBN 13: 9781948226431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ungrateful Refugee Book Review:

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 author of The Sympathizer and The Refugees

Prisoner B 3087

Prisoner B 3087
Author: Alan Gratz,Ruth Gruener,Jack Gruener
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 0545520711
ISBN 13: 9780545520713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prisoner B 3087 Book Review:

Survive. At any cost. 10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.

Refugees A Very Short Introduction

Refugees  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Gil Loescher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN 10: 0192539841
ISBN 13: 9780192539847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugees A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Refugees and other forced migrants are one of the great contemporary challenges the world is confronting. Throughout the world people leave their home countries to escape war, natural disasters, and cultural and political oppression. Unfortunately, even today, the international community struggles to provide an adequate response to this vast population in need. This Very Short Introduction covers a broad range of issues around the causes and impact of the contemporary refugee crisis for both receiving states and societies, for global order, and for refugees and other forced migrants themselves. Gil Loescher discusses the identity of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons and how they differ from other forced migrants. He also investigates the long history of the refugee phenomenon and how refugees became a central concern of the international community during the twentieth and twenty first centuries, as well as considering the responses provided by governments and international aid organisations to refugee needs. Loescher concludes by focussing on the necessity of these bodies to understand the realities of the contemporary refugee situation in order to best respond to its current and future challenges. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Children on the Move

Children on the Move
Author: Charles Oberg
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN 10: 303928200X
ISBN 13: 9783039282005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children on the Move Book Review:

This Special Issue of Children will focus on the migration arc of children from their country of origin through the experience in refugee camps and, finally, to their arrival in in a new home. It will examine the impact experiencing migration as refugees, immigrants or those internally displaced due to war and conflict has on children’s health. Explored topics include adverse health conditions, trauma and mental health, best practice and care coordination. It explores specific populations, such as children with disabilities, unaccompanied minors and child separation at international borders. This Special Issue also includes an examination of new clinical guidelines, the development of new care systems and advocacy for new policies. It also provides a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’s specific mandate to provide for the most vulnerable children in need.

Working with Refugee Families

Working with Refugee Families
Author: Lucia De Haene,Cécile Rousseau
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN 10: 1108429033
ISBN 13: 9781108429030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working with Refugee Families Book Review:

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

Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement

Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement
Author: Jay Marlowe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN 10: 135197758X
ISBN 13: 9781351977586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement Book Review:

The image we have of refugees is one of displacement – from their homes, families and countries – and yet, refugee settlement is increasingly becoming an experience of living simultaneously in places both proximate and distant, as people navigate and transcend international borders in numerous and novel ways. At the same time, border regimes remain central in defining the possibilities and constraints of meaningful settlement. This book examines the implications of ‘belonging’ in numerous places as increased mobilities and digital access create new global connectedness in uneven and unexpected ways. Belonging and Transnational Refugee Settlement positions refugee settlement as an ongoing transnational experience and identifies the importance of multiple belongings through several case studies based on original research in Australia and New Zealand, as well as at sites in the US, Canada and the UK. Demonstrating the interplay between everyday and extraordinary experiences and broadening the dominant refugee discourses, this book critiques the notion that meaningful settlement necessarily occurs in ‘local’ places. The author focuses on the extraordinary events of trauma and disasters alongside the everyday lives of refugees undertaking settlement, to provide a conceptual framework that embraces and honours the complexities of working with the ‘trauma story’ and identifies approaches to see beyond it. This book will appeal to those with an interest in migration and diaspora studies, human geography and sociology.

Refuge in a Moving World

Refuge in a Moving World
Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN 10: 1787353176
ISBN 13: 9781787353176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refuge in a Moving World Book Review:

Refuge in a Moving World draws together more than thirty contributions from multiple disciplines and fields of research and practice to discuss different ways of engaging with, and responding to, migration and displacement. The volume combines critical reflections on the complexities of conceptualizing processes and experiences of (forced) migration, with detailed analyses of these experiences in contemporary and historical settings from around the world. Through interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies – including participatory research, poetic and spatial interventions, ethnography, theatre, discourse analysis and visual methods – the volume documents the complexities of refugees’ and migrants’ journeys. This includes a particular focus on how people inhabit and negotiate everyday life in cities, towns, camps and informal settlements across the Middle East and North Africa, Southern and Eastern Africa, and Europe.

Ghost s Journey

Ghost s Journey
Author: Robin Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-09
ISBN 10: 9781775301943
ISBN 13: 177530194X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost s Journey Book Review:

When Indonesia becomes a dangerous place for the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost and her family are forced to leave their home and escape to freedom in Canada. Ghost's Journey is inspired by the true story of two gay refugees, Rainer and Eka, and their cat Ghost, with illustrations created from Rainer's photographs. Written by award-winning author, Robin Stevenson, Ghost's Journey is a perfect fit to teach young audiences about family diversity, human rights, and social justice.

Black American Refugee

Black American Refugee
Author: Tiffanie Drayton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN 10: 0593298551
ISBN 13: 9780593298558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black American Refugee Book Review:

Named "most anticipated" book of February by Marie Claire, Essence, and A.V. Club "…extraordinary and representative."—NPR "Drayton explores the ramifications of racism that span generations, global white supremacy, and the pitfalls of American culture."—Shondaland After following her mother to the US at a young age to pursue economic opportunities, one woman must come to terms with the ways in which systematic racism and resultant trauma keep the American Dream inaccessible to Black people. In the early '90s, young Tiffanie Drayton and her siblings left Trinidad and Tobago to join their mother in New Jersey, where she'd been making her way as a domestic worker, eager to give her children a shot at the American Dream. At first, life in the US was idyllic. But chasing good school districts with affordable housing left Tiffanie and her family constantly uprooted--moving from Texas to Florida then back to New Jersey. As Tiffanie came of age in the suburbs, she began to ask questions about the binary Black and white American world. Why were the Black neighborhoods she lived in crime-ridden, and the multicultural ones safe? Why were there so few Black students in advanced classes at school, if there were any advanced classes at all? Why was it so hard for Black families to achieve stability? Why were Black girls treated as something other than worthy? Ultimately, exhausted by the pursuit of a "better life" in America, twenty-year old Tiffanie returns to Tobago. She is suddenly able to enjoy the simple freedom of being Black without fear, and imagines a different future for her own children. But then COVID-19 and widely publicized instances of police brutality bring America front and center again. This time, as an outsider supported by a new community, Tiffanie grieves and rages for Black Americans in a way she couldn't when she was one. An expansion of her New York Times piece of the same name, Black American Refugee examines in depth the intersection of her personal experiences and the broader culture and historical ramifications of American racism and global white supremacy. Through thoughtful introspection and candidness, Tiffanie unravels the complex workings of the people in her life, including herself, centering Black womanhood, and illuminating the toll a lifetime of racism can take. Must Black people search beyond the shores of the "land of the free" to realize emancipation? Or will the voices that propel America's new reckoning welcome all dreamers and dreams to this land?

Seeking Refuge

Seeking Refuge
Author: Stephan Bauman,Matthew Soerens,Dr. Issam Smeir
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 0802495060
ISBN 13: 9780802495068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking Refuge Book Review:

Recipient of Christianity Today's Award of Merit in Politics and Public Life, 2016 ------ What will rule our hearts: fear or compassion? We can’t ignore the refugee crisis—arguably the greatest geo-political issue of our time—but how do we even begin to respond to something so massive and complex? In Seeking Refuge, three experts from World Relief, a global organization serving refugees, offer a practical, well-rounded, well-researched guide to the issue. Who are refugees and other displaced peoples? What are the real risks and benefits of receiving them? How do we balance compassion and security? Drawing from history, public policy, psychology, many personal stories, and their own unique Christian worldview, the authors offer a nuanced and compelling portrayal of the plight of refugees and the extraordinary opportunity we have to love our neighbors as ourselves.