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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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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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085763741X
Hardback:Refuge:2015
Author: Booth, Anne, (Children's fiction writer)
Artist: Usher, Sam
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for younger children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Resource type: Physical
Note: With 5.00 from the sale of this book going directly to War Child, this retelling of the Christmas story and what follows is a perfect Christmas gift. Pre-School
32 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm (hbk)
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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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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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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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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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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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1782398449
Hardback:The lightless sky, an Afghan refugee boy's journey of escape to a new life in Britain:2015
Author: Passarlay, Gulwali
Author: Ghouri, Nadene
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
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. Many die along the way, some are sent back to face imprisonment and possible death, some survive and make it here, to a country which offers them the chance of a life of freedom. General adult
364 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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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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1783351055
Paperback:The new odyssey, the story of Europe's refugee crisis:2016
Author: Kingsley, Patrick
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Guardian Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no-one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. Throughout 2015, Kingsley travelled to 17 countries along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach the holy grail of Europe. This is Kingsley's unparalleled account of who these voyagers are, why they keep coming and how they do it. General adult
350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (colour), maps (black and white) ; 22 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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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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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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1909263990
Hardback:The journey:2016:First edition
Author: Sanna, Francesca
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Hardback
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Italian With haunting echoes of current affairs, this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. Ages 5 - 12
42 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 22 x 29 cm (hbk)
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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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009955545X
Paperback:In the sea there are crocodiles, the story of Enaiatollah Akbari:2012
Author: Geda, Fabio
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2011 Ten-year-old Enaiatollah has been left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself. In a book based on a true story, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy, where he finally managed to claim political asylum. General adult
211 p., map ; 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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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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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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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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0192768565
Paperback:The breadwinner, a graphic novel:2018
Author: Tanaka, Shelley
Author: Ellis, Deborah
Author: Doron, Anita
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Junior Graphic Books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: This graphic-novel adaptation of 'The Breadwinner' animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan. Ages 5 - 12
77 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
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1846276152
Paperback:Cast away, stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisis:2016
Author: McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Portobello Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: An exploration of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, told through the stories of those who have made the perilous journey and lived to speak of their experience. General adult
xvi, 333 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1846275873
Paperback:City of thorns, nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp:2016
Author: Rawlence, Ben
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Portobello
Resource type: Physical
Note: Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. General adult
xvi, 384 pages, maps (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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