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.

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.


Author: Maria Jose Ferrada
Publsiher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 9780802855459
ISBN 13: 0802855458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexique Book Review:

On May 27, 1937, over four hundred children sailed for Morelia, Mexico, fleeing the violence of the Spanish Civil War. Home was no longer safe, and Mexico was welcoming refugees by the thousands. Each child packed a suitcase and boarded the Mexique, expecting to return home in a few months. This was just a short trip, an extra-long summer vacation, they thought. But the war did not end in a few months, and the children stayed, waiting and wondering, in Mexico. When the war finally ended, a dictator--the Fascist Francisco Franco--ruled Spain. Home was even more dangerous than before. This moving book invites readers onto the Mexique with the "children of Morelia," many of whom never returned to Spain during Franco's almost forty-year regime. Poignant and poetically told, Mexique opens important conversations about hope, resilience, and the lives of displaced people in the past and today.

The Last Refugee

The Last Refugee
Author: Zahara Schara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781737104209
ISBN 13: 1737104202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Refugee Book Review:

It would not be the first or last orphan to have ended up on the shore. If there was one universal truth it was that mothers, who only had one life jacket would always put in on the child... Elijah rarely gives thought to the events that led to his family fleeing the Holocaust or the ways it changed his life. Well into old age he is content with his garden and house by the sea in Calais. All of that changes when his garden starts being pillaged each night. Eager to stop the supposed culprit, a rabbit, he stays awake one night only to find out that it's not a rabbit at all. The truth sends his mind back to fleeing the Nazis, back to when he was a hungry dirty child and the remarkable determination and strength it took to survive. Meanwhile, Safia and Ahmed Bahar are doctors living in a Syria they no longer recognize. They are forced to make impossible choices to save themselves and their three young children. Finding borders closed and options limited, the family sets out on a tenuous path with terror and destruction at every turn in their quest for a safe and peaceful life. Set during two of the largest refugee crises in history, The Last Refugee, intertwines Elijah's story with that of the Bahar family. Set across multiple decades and continents, it tells a compelling tale of two souls who couldn't be any more different but who understand each other better than anyone else could. A story of resilience and unwavering hope.

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.


Author: Nathan Bell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN 10: 1786614200
ISBN 13: 9781786614209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugees Book Review:

In Refugees, Nathan Bell argues for nothing less than a new concept of the political: that societies (liberal or not, in the mode of the sovereign state or some other form) embrace an ethos of responsibility for others, where the right to seek asylum becomes foundational for politics itself.

Refugee Dignity in Protracted Exile

Refugee Dignity in Protracted Exile
Author: Anna Lise Purkey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1000763552
ISBN 13: 9781000763553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Dignity in Protracted Exile Book Review:

This book investigates how effective human rights and the inherent dignity of refugees can be secured in situations of protracted exile and encampment. The book deploys an innovative human rights-based capabilities approach to address fundamental questions relating to law, power, governance, responsibility, and accountability in refugee camps. Adopting an original theoretical framework, the author demonstrates that legal empowerment can change the distribution of power in a given refugee situation, facilitating the exercise of individual agency and assisting in the reform of the opportunity structure available to the individual. Thus, by helping to increase the capability of refugees to participate actively in the decisions that most affect their core rights and interests, participatory approaches to legal empowerment can also assist in securing other capabilities, ultimately ensuring that refugees are able to live dignified lives while in protracted exile. Ultimately, the book demonstrates that legal empowerment of refugees can bring lasting benefits in establishing trust between refugees, the state, and local communities. It will be of interest to researchers within the fields of refugee studies, international law, development studies, and political science, as well as to policy-makers and practitioners working in the fields of refugee assistance and humanitarian intervention.

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

Bridging Two Worlds Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth

Bridging Two Worlds  Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth
Author: Jan Stewart,Lorna Martin
Publsiher: CERIC
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-01-22
ISBN 10: 9781988066271
ISBN 13: 1988066271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging Two Worlds Supporting Newcomer and Refugee Youth Book Review:

Bridging Two Worlds provides teachers, school administrators and counsellors with the knowledge and practical resources to deliver more informed and culturally responsive career development and guidance to newcomer and refugee youth from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This book and the study upon which it is based grew out of the Canadian spirit of cultural diversity and inclusivity. Bridging Two Worlds offers data-informed curriculum development and instructional ideas that recognize and address educational gaps as well as cultural or experiential differences that impede progress. The book is built around nine key themes related to effective pedagogy and mental health supports: Conflict Awareness Social Determinants of Health Peace and Sustainability Refugee Characteristics Building Personal and Community Connections Cultural Competency/Culturally Safe and Responsive Teaching Trauma-Sensitivity, Mental Health Awareness and Crisis Response Career Planning and Career Development Teacher Self-Care In the first section, the book considers issues that relate to school-based learning and teaching. While not all newcomers to Canada face the cumulative effects of trauma, interrupted learning and new-language acquisition, all educators should be aware of how these affect human development and learning. The second section focuses on educator competency - preparing and training teachers and counsellors to work with newcomer and refugee children and youth. It includes relevant core competencies from the Career Development Guidelines and Standards of Practice and 30 sample lessons for educators. The book concludes with a section devoted to student learning outcomes for life/work development. Learning outcomes from the Blueprint for Life/Work Designs are provided with accompanying suggestions for instruction across all elementary and secondary grade levels. "Bridging Two Worlds brings to bear the power of original research and the insight of its experienced authors on the crucial issue of educating newcomers. With the world witnessing an ever-growing number of refugees - many coming to our shores with expectations of a better life - education is the key. Equally, the new arrivals must learn about their new land and how they can make Canada a better place. Fortunately, this guide creates understanding and provides the tools that will enable the building of bridges to take place." - Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, Chair, World Council on Refugees and Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones
Author: Margriet Ruurs
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 1459814924
ISBN 13: 9781459814929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stepping Stones Book Review:

This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children’s writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr’s work, and, using many of Mr. Badr’s already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis. Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badr’s stunning stone images illustrate the story. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

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.

Refugee Education

Refugee Education
Author: Joanna McIntyre,Fran Abrams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0429558848
ISBN 13: 9780429558849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Education Book Review:

In the last five years, more child refugees have made perilous journeys into Europe than at any point since the Second World War. Once refugee children begin to establish their new lives, education becomes a priority. However, access to high-quality inclusive education can be challenging and is a social justice issue for schools, policymakers and for the research community. Underpinned by strong theoretical framings and based on socially just principles, this book provides a detailed exploration into this ethically charged, emotive and complex subject. Refugee Education offers an interdisciplinary perspective to critical debates and public discourse about the topic, contextualized by the voices of young refugees and those seeking to support them in and out of education. Shaped by practitioners, the book develops an inclusive model of education for refugee children based on the concepts of safety, belonging and success, and presents practical tools for planning and operationalizing the ethics of inclusive education. This book includes a wide range of case study examples which reveal the positive outcomes that are possible, given the right inputs. It is essential reading for teachers, senior leaders and policymakers as well as academic researchers in education, social policy, migration and refugee studies.

Refugee Politics in the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
Author: A. Ullah
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN 10: 1137356537
ISBN 13: 9781137356536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Politics in the Middle East and North Africa Book Review:

Ahsan Ullah provides an insightful analysis of migration and displacement in the Middle East and North Africa. He examines the intricate relationship of these phenomena with human rights, safety concerns and issues of identity crisis and identity formation.

Ink Knows No Borders

Ink Knows No Borders
Author: Patrice Vecchione,Alyssa Raymond
Publsiher: Triangle Square
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781609809072
ISBN 13: 1609809076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ink Knows No Borders Book Review:

A poetry collection for young adults brings together some of the most compelling and vibrant voices today reflecting the experiences of teen immigrants and refugees. With authenticity, integrity, and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping, and questions of identity. Poems by Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez, Samira Ahmed, Chen Chen, Ocean Vuong, Fatimah Asghar, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Bao Phi, Kaveh Akbar, Hala Alyan, and Ada Limón, among others, encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. Many of the struggles immigrant and refugee teens face head-on are also experienced by young people everywhere as they contend with isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation. Ink Knows No Borders is the first book of its kind and features 65 poems and a foreword by poet Javier Zamora, who crossed the border, unaccompanied, at the age of nine, and an afterword by Emtithal Mahmoud, World Poetry Slam Champion and Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Brief biographies of the poets are included, as well. It's a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader.

Refugee Women

Refugee Women
Author: Susan Forbes Martin
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780739105894
ISBN 13: 0739105892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Women Book Review:

This new and revised edition includes new material on the legal issues and policies developed to protect displaced women, and addresses the increasingly recognised problem of internally displaced persons, focusing on the unique hardships for women who are forced from their homes.

Refugee States

Refugee States
Author: Vinh Nguyen,Thy Phu
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN 10: 1487508646
ISBN 13: 9781487508647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee States Book Review:

Refugee States explores how the figure of the refugee and the concept of refuge shape the Canadian nation-state within a transnational context.

A North side View of Slavery

A North side View of Slavery
Author: Benjamin Drew
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1856
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044015597222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A North side View of Slavery Book Review:

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.

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.

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law
Author: Susan Kneebone,Dallal Stevens,Loretta Baldassar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN 10: 1135046905
ISBN 13: 9781135046903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refugee Protection and the Role of Law Book Review:

Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations on the ground, and, of course, for the refugee. This edited volume is framed around two themes which go to the core of contemporary ‘refugeehood’: protection and identity. It analyses how the issue of refugee identity is shaped by and responds to the legal regime of refugee protection in contemporary times. The book investigates the premise that there is a narrowing of protection space in many countries and many highly visible incidents of refoulement. It argues that ‘Protection’, which is a core focus of the Refugee Convention, appears to be under threat, as there are many gaps and inconsistencies in practice. Contributors to the volume, who include Erika Feller, Elspeth Guild, Hélène Lambert and Roger Zetter, look at the relevant issues from the perspective of a number of different disciplines including law, politics, sociology, and anthropology. The chapters examine the link between identity and protection as a basis for understanding how the Refugee Convention has been and is being applied in policy and practice. The situation in a number of jurisdictions and regions in Europe, North America, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East is explored in order to ask the question does jurisprudence under the Refugee Convention need better coordination and how successful is oversight of the Convention?