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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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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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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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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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1911370065
Paperback:My name is not Refugee:2017
Author: Milner, Kate
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: The Bucket List
Resource type: Physical
Note: A young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, and that will be difficult. They will have to walk and walk and walk, and although they will see many new and interesting things, it will be difficult at times too. This powerful and moving story draws young readers into each stage of the journey, inviting the chance to imagine the decisions he or she would make. Ages 5 - 12
25 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 x 27 cm (pbk)
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1910411582
Paperback:A dangerous crossing:2017
Author: Mitchell, Jane
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Little Island
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ghalib doesn't want to leave his home in Syria. But the city has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they make their way through Syria to the Turkish border, where Ghalib gets separated from his family. Stricken with grief and fear, fighting cold, pain and hunger, he manages to make it to a refugee camp in Turkey. Ghalib is safe for now, but life in a refugee camp is wretched and hopeless, and this boy's journey in search of safety is far from over. Teenagers
232 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1849046794
Paperback:What is a refugee?:2016
Author: Maley, William
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Government, law & politics
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Resource type: Physical
Note: With the arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum seekers in 2015, a sense of panic began to spread within the continent and beyond. 'What is a Refugee?' puts these developments into historical context, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into contemporary debates over what is to be done. General adult
192 pages (pbk)
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0857637711
Paperback:Refuge:2016
Author: Booth, Anne
Artist: Usher, Sam
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code to access audio edition This is a timely and timeless retelling of the Christmas story, inspired by refugee children everywhere. This book was published in support of refugees and 1 from the sale of each book will go to War Child. Pre-School
28 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm (pbk)
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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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1406373648
Paperback:Here I stand:2017
Editor: Amnesty International United Kingdom,
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Short story
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children's laureate Chris RiddellWith contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Neil Gaiman and many more. Teenagers
310 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 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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1408855763
Paperback:The bombs that brought us together:2017
Author: Conaghan, Brian
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: 14-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 ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444000527
Hardback:Saint Death:2016
Author: Sedgwick, Marcus
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez - 20 metres outside town lies a fence, and beyond it, America - the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he's been working for. He's dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he's on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they're as good as dead. Watching over them is Saint Death. Saint Death (or Santissima Muerte) - she of pure bone and charcoal-black eye, she of absolute loyalty and neutral morality, holy patron to rich and poor, to prostitute and narco-lord, criminal and police-chief. A folk saint, a rebel angel, a sinister guardian. Teenagers
260 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1405280530
Hardback:Welcome:2016
Author: Barroux
Year: 2016
Language: English, French
Interest category: Picture books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Egmont
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French When Polar Bear and his friends are swept away from their icy home, they hope to find refuge in a new land. But when they are turned away from one new place after another, they start to doubt that they will ever find somewhere they will be made welcome. 3+. Pre-School
26 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 29 cm (hbk)
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0230014313
Paperback:Kiss the dust:2007
Author: Laird, Elizabeth
Year: 2007
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Macmillan Children's
Resource type: Physical
Note: The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only a few things they can carry. But their journey is only just beginning. Will anywhere feel like home again? For children
242 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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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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0857560085
Hardback:In the sea there are crocodiles, the story of Enaiatollah Akbari:2011
Author: Geda, Fabio
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: David Fickling
Resource type: Physical
Note: One night Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs, don't use weapons, and don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. 10-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. This book details his 5-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he managed to claim political asylum. Teenagers
211 p., map ; 21 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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0745399681
Paperback:Voices from the 'jungle', stories from the Calais refugee camp:2017
Compiler: Calais Writers,
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: PlutoPress
Resource type: Physical
Note: Often called the Calais Jungle, the refugee camp in Northern France epitomises for many the suffering, uncertainty, and violence that characterises the lives of many refugees in Europe today. Migrants from ravaged countries, such as Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Eritrea, arrive by the hundreds every day hoping for sanctuary from their war-torn homelands and a chance to settle in Europe. Going beyond superficial media reports, this book gives voice to the unique individuals living in the camp-people who have made the difficult journey from devastated countries simply looking for peace. General adult
336 pages (pbk)
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1509881670
Hardback:Butterfly, from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope and triumph:2018
Author: Mardini, Yusra
Author: Blond, Josie Le
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bluebird
Resource type: Physical
Note: Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. This is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. General adult
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour) ; 24 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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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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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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1783522682
Paperback:A country of refuge:2016
Editor: Popescu, Lucy
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography, Mixed format
Publisher: Unbound
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'A Country of Refuge', compiled and edited by human rights writer and activist Lucy Popescu, is an acutely relevant and tremendously thought-provoking anthology of brand new fiction, memoir, poetry and essays exploring what it really means to be a refugee. These powerful writings will change people's perspectives on the plight of those seeking asylum from conflict, poverty and terror. General adult
xi, 231 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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