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0440863988
Paperback:Ruby Tanya:2005
Author: Swindells, Robert E.
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corgi Yearling
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a contemporary tale about two friends - one of whom, Asra, is an asylum seeker from an unnamed Eastern European country. The other, Ruby Tanya, is the daughter of a local man who is campaigning against the presence of asylum seekers in his community. Ages 5 - 12
245 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1509815619
Hardback:Lights in the distance, exile and refuge at the borders of Europe:2018
Author: Trilling, Daniel
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Government, law & politics
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: The EU's founding myth is that it was created to ensure the horrors of the 20th century were never repeated; freedom, tolerance, and a respect for human rights are now proclaimed as 'European values'. But the movement of people is still tightly controlled. While internal borders have come down, in recent years we have seen the growth of a militarised frontier at Europe's edges to keep out the uninvited. In theory, 'Fortress Europe' exists to protect EU citizens from external threats. In reality, the system itself is a threat to the lives of some of the world's most desperate migrants. The political narrative is familiar, but what of the lives of those caught up in the crisis? Building on several years of reporting work, Daniel Trilling tells the stories of the people he has encountered, drawing on the relationships he has built up over the course of his work. General adult
xi, 281 pages, maps (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0241423201
Hardback:What is a refugee?:2019
Author: Gravel, Elise
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is 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. Pre-School
32 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm (hbk)
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0863561799
Paperback:I can only tell you what my eyes see, photographs from the refugee crisis:2017
Photographer: Duley, Giles
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Saqi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: With over 150 photographs, this powerful collection reveals the stories and humanity of those caught up in the refugee crisis. General adult
192 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 27 cm (pbk)
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1603094504
Paperback:They called us enemy:2019
Author: Takei, George
Author: Eisinger, Justin
Author: Scott, Steve
Artist: Becker, Harmony
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in 'Star Trek,' he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten 'relocation centres,' hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. 'They Called Us Enemy' is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. General adult
192 pages, chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1408855747
Hardback:The bombs that brought us together:2016
Author: Conaghan, Brian
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will! Teenagers
360 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1419718770
Hardback:The best we could do, an illustrated memoir:2017
Author: Bui, Thi
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is an intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family's journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. General adult
327 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1784784710
Hardback:Violent borders, refugees and the right to move:2016
Author: Jones, Reece
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: 40,000 people died trying to cross international borders in the past decade, with the high-profile deaths along the shores of Europe only accounting for half of the grisly total. In 'Violent Borders', Reece Jones argues that these deaths are not exceptional, but rather the result of state attempts to contain populations and control access to resources and opportunities. 'We may live in an era of globalization,' he writes, 'but much of the world is increasingly focused on limiting the free movement of people.' Jones travels the border regions of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects, and their dire consequences for the majority of the people in the world. General adult
224 pages (hbk)
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1910959804
Hardback:Migrations, open hearts, open borders:2019
Editor: International Centre for the Picture Book in Society,
Author: Amnesty International,
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations and text on lining papers "This book is endorsed by Amnesty International"--Back cover From all over the world, picture book illustrators sent original images and personal messages, in postcard form, for 'Migrations', an exhibition at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, in 2017, curated by the University of Worcester's International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. Over fifty of the cards are reproduced in this book. 7+. Ages 5 - 12
109 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 15 x 20 cm (hbk)
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147461003X
Hardback:We are displaced, my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world:2019
Author: Yousafzai, Malala
Author: Welch, Liz
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Starting with her own story of displacement as an Internally Displaced Person, Malala will introduce readers to what it means to lose your home, your community, and the only world you've ever known. She will share the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys to refugee camps and the cities where refugee girls and their families have settled. The anecdotes will focus on different parts of each girl's story - from what it was like the day she left her home to what daily life is like in a refugee camp. General adult
xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1911370014
Paperback:Alpha, Abidjan to Gare du Nord:2016
Author: Bessora
Artist: Barroux
Translator: Ardizzone, Sarah
Author: Amnesty International,
Year: 2016
Language: English, French
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: The Bucket List
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French Dyslexic-friendly "Endorsed by Amnesty International"--Back cover Alpha Coulibaly is emblematic of the refugee crisis today - just one of millions on the move, at the mercy of people traffickers, endlessly frustrated, endangered and exploited as he attempts to rejoin his family already in Europe. With a visa, Alpha's journey would take a matter of hours; without one he is adrift for 18 months. Along the way he meets an unforgettable cast of characters, each one giving another human face to the crisis. Teenagers
119 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
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1782398473
Paperback:The lightless sky, my journey to safety as a child refugee:2016
Author: Passarlay, Gulwali
Author: Ghouri, Nadene
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Gulwali Passarlay was sent away from Afghanistan at the age of 12, after his father was killed in a gun battle with the US army for hiding Taliban fighters. Smuggled into Iran, Gulwali began a 12 month odyssey across Europe, spending time in prisons, suffering hunger, cruelty, brutality, nearly drowning in a tiny boat on the Mediterranean. Somehow he survived, and made it to Britain, no longer an innocent child but still a boy of 12. Here in Britain he was fostered, sent to a good school, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to carry the Olympic torch in 2012. He wants to tell his story - to bring to life the plight of the thousands of men, women and children who risk their lives to leave behind the troubles of their homelands. General adult
365 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Thought provoking and inspiring a powerful and compelling read.
28/11/16
michaelwilkinson
Darlington
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1780264046
Hardback:Where will I live?:2017
Author: McCarney, Rosemary A.
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Society
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: New Internationalist
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a stunning photo picture book for younger readers looking at children around the world who have been forced to flee war and conflict. Ages 5 - 12
25 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 23 x 29 cm (hbk)
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1526602717
Hardback:Sea prayer:2018
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Illustrator: Williams, Dan
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home. General adult
48 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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The illustrations in this book tell a story like no other, everybody should read this
14/04/20
HARVEY TAM
Bedford
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1447262980
Paperback:Red leaves:2014
Author: Brahmachari, Sita
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Aisha is a thirteen-year-old refugee living in London. Happy for the first time since leaving her war-torn home, she is devastated when her foster mother announces that a new family has been found for her and she will be moving on. Feeling rejected and abandoned, Aisha packs her bags and runs away, seeking shelter in the nearby woods. Meanwhile, a few doors down, twelve-year-old Zak is trying to cope with his parents' divorce. Living in a near-building site while the new house is being refurbished, he feels unsettled and alone. Ages 5 - 12
363 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0192758950
Hardback:A story like the wind:2017
Author: Lewis, Gill
Illustrator: Weaver, Jo, (Children's author)
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing - except their memories, their stories, and their music. In this very special, lyrical fable, beautifully illustrated by Jo Weaver, Gill Lewis weaves an unforgettable tale of displacement, hope, and the search for freedom. Ages 5 - 12
71 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 22 cm (hbk)
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0711219915
Paperback:The colour of home:2003
Author: Hoffman, Mary
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Lincoln
Resource type: Physical
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1406376329
Hardback:The day war came:2018
Author: Davies, Nicola
Artist: Cobb, Rebecca
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books and Subsidiaries
Resource type: Physical
Note: When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter the UK in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers. Ages 5 - 12
30 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 25 x 29 cm (hbk)
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1406379239
Paperback:Don't stop thinking about tomorrow:2018
Author: Curham, Siobhan
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: An uplifting story of friendship, unity and hope that highlights the important and topical issues surrounding young carers and young refugees. Fourteen-year-old Stevie lives in Lewes with her beloved vinyl collection, her mum, and her mum's depression. When Stevie's mum's disability benefits are cut, Stevie and her mother are plunged into a life of poverty. But irrepressible Stevie is determined not to be beaten and she takes inspiration from the lyrics of her father's 1980s record collection and dreams of a life as a musician. Then she meets Hafiz, a talented footballer and a Syrian refugee. Hafiz's parents gave their life savings to buy Hafiz a safe passage to Europe; his journey has been anything but easy. Teenagers
340 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444934007
Hardback:Illegal:2017
Author: Colfer, Eoin
Author: Donkin, Andrew
Artist: Rigano, Giovanni
Author: Dickey, Chris
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: A powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. Ebo: alone. His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister. Ages 5 - 12
122 pages, chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (colour) ; 27 cm (hbk)
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1847802613
Hardback:Azzi in between:2012
Author: Garland, Sarah
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: A haunting story of a family's flight from danger to a new life in a new country. Ages 5 - 12
[36] p., chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm (hbk)
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0241289238
Hardback:Refuge, transforming a broken refugee system:2017
Author: Betts, Alexander
Author: Collier, Paul
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Government, law & politics
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Allen Lane
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Europe is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged from those created in the post-war era. This book is an eye-opening account of the migrant crisis which shows why our global refugee regime is broken and how it can be fixed. General adult
xiv, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1510101543
Hardback:The bone sparrow:2016
Author: Fraillon, Zana
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Subhi is a refugee. Born in a detention centre, all he knows of the world is that he's at least 19 fence diamonds high, that the nice jackets never stay long, and at night the sea finds its way to his tent, bringing with it unusual treasures. Bringing him Jimmie. Jimmie lives on the Outside. Carrying a notebook that she's unable to read and wearing a sparrow made out of bone around her neck - both talismans of her family's past and the mother she's lost - she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Subhi across the fence. As he reads aloud the tale of how Jimmie's family came to be, both children discover the importance of their own stories in writing their futures. Teenagers
228 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1406371637
Hardback:Didn't we have a lovely time!:2016
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
Illustrator: Blake, Quentin
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Farms for City Children, the charity founded by Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare, 'Didn't We Have a Lovely Time!' is based on the true story of a boy whose confidence and speech returns after meeting a very special horse down on the farm. Ages 5 - 12
46 pages, illustrations (colour) ; 16 cm (hbk)
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1447240537
Hardback:A rage for order, the Middle East in turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS:2016
Author: Worth, Robert F.
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Their bravery and idealism stirred observers around the world and led militant jihadists to worry that they had been superseded by a new and peaceful uprising. Five years later, the utopian aspirations of 2011 have darkened. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top as old divides reemerge and deepen. Egypt has become a more repressive police state than ever before; Libya, Syria and Yemen endure civil war and the extremists of ISIS have spread chaos and carnage across the region, and beyond it. A Rage for Order tracks the tormented legacy of what was once called the Arab Spring. Tertiary
259 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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