Reviews and Blog Posts: refugees

Inside out & back again

by Thanhha Lai

DPL Rating:
4

In 1975, Ha starts the year in the familiar and comforting territory of her home in Vietnam, where the traditions make sense, the food tastes good, and her beloved papaya tree holds promise even as the world around her threatens chaos. But the end of the Vietnam War and the approach...

Plaza Voices: Refugees of Shangri-la

Bhutanese refugees in the Beldangi camp, Nepal

In April 2014, Smithsonian Magazine featured an article about a group of people you might not know much about: refugees from Bhutan.

How I learned geography

by Uri Shulevitz

DPL Rating:
4

Uri Shulevitz was just a young boy in Warsaw, Poland when he and his family fled World War II’s devastation.  They had lost everything in the Warsaw Blitz.  They managed to travel to Turkestan, although they lived in poverty.   This picture book recounts an event that happened during those early...

shards

by Ismet Prcic

DPL Rating:
5

Ismet Prcic is a Bosnian refugee who has escaped the ethnic persecution of his war-torn country and his dysfunctional family. He’s a theater actor, a dramatist with a personality adept at taking on roles. With the rhythm and insight of a Dostoevsky with acute anxiety disorder, he recounts his tale...

World Refugee Day: One Refugee without Hope is Too Many

Book Image: Living in America

World Refugee Day is Monday, June 20 and we are reminded of the estimated 15.6 million (2010 according to UNHCR Global Trends Report) refugees worldwide. Who is a refugee? A refugee is essentially a person who has had to flee his/her home country out of fear of persecution. Refugees from many countries are resettled in Colorado every year, from Burma (Myanmar), Somalia, and Sudan, among others.

Learn more about refugees by reading these personal stories for children:

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