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0241322561
Hardback:Malala's magic pencil:2017
Author: Yousafzai, Malala
Artist: Kerascoët
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times. Ages 5 - 12
39 unnumbered pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm (hbk)
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024132257X
Paperback:Malala's magic pencil:2019
Author: Yousafzai, Malala
Artist: Kerascoët
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Picture books for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
Note: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. She would use it to give gifts to her family, to erase the smell from the rubbish dump near her house, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. As she grew older, Malala wished for bigger and bigger things. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells Malala's story, in her own words, for a younger audience and shows them the worldview that allowed her to hold on to hope and to make her voice heard even in the most difficult of times. Ages 5 - 12
48 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm (pbk)
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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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0241290082
Hardback:Exit west:2017
Author: Hamid, Mohsin
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, Saeed and Nadia share a cup of coffee, and their story begins. It will be a love story but also a story about war and a world in crisis, about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow. Before too long, the time will come for Nadia and Saeed to leave their homeland. When the streets are no longer useable and all options are exhausted, this young couple will join the great outpouring of those fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world. General adult
228 pages ; 23 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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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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0141347406
Paperback:Salt to the sea:2016
Author: Sepetys, Ruta
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. This novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned. Teenagers
391 pages, maps (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An emotional yet important read, that although fictional is based on a widely unknown horrific event during WWII. Though aimed at the young adult market, adults alike would find this books themes and writing just as engaging.
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0141304766
Paperback:The other side of truth:2000
Author: Naidoo, Beverley
Year: 2000
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin
Resource type: Physical
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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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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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0747550867
Paperback:Refugee boy:2001
Author: Zephaniah, Benjamin
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: Stories for older children
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ethiopian Alem thinks he is on holiday with his father in London, but his father has brought him to London to escape the war in his home country and he leaves him there in the hands of the Social Services and Alem has to learn to survive. Teenage
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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