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Motherfuckers Thu 08-Sep-16 02:31:38

Does anyone have any recommendations for books about refugees please? Either picture books or YA, preferably written in the last few years. Thanks.

FoxesOnSocks Thu 08-Sep-16 02:48:22

These any help?

FoxesOnSocks Thu 08-Sep-16 02:52:08

KoalaDownUnder Thu 08-Sep-16 03:08:48

'The Arrival', by Shaun Tan

schmalex Sun 11-Sep-16 11:49:11

There's a lovely picture book called Refuge, can't remember author. It's the Christmas story but with relevance to current refugee situation.

Motherfuckers Thu 15-Sep-16 03:55:11

Thank you all, some good suggestions.

Sadik Thu 15-Sep-16 08:22:59

DD really rated Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill

Brannovice Thu 15-Sep-16 14:08:48

The Journey by Francesca Sanna is a lovely picture book and very moving.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan - picture book/graphic novel.

For YA there's Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah.

IWasGintyMarlowe Fri 07-Oct-16 04:10:00

the only one i could think of is not at all recent (1960s) but it is so worth reading. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. and also the two sequels Bombs on Aunt Dainty and A Small Person Far Away. they are based on Kerr's real life experiences as a Jewish girl in early Nazi Germany and her travels across Europe and England as she and her family escape

MinnowAndTheBear Fri 07-Oct-16 04:17:26

I came on here to say Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah. It was a real eye opener.

katemess12 Fri 07-Oct-16 04:21:15

Would recommend The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do, but he was a miserable sod when I met him, so I immediately distrust the title of his book.

mimishimmi Fri 07-Oct-16 04:42:05

Just in case the kids think this is something which only affects kids from other cultures.... they practised on a lot of us firstsad

Barbara Henderson: Fit for Luck - story about the Highland Clearances

Marita McKenna:Under the Hawthorne Tree
book about kids trying to find relatives they don't know in the Great Famine

The stories are still all too real for many of us out in the colonies...

RedWineLush Fri 07-Oct-16 19:18:04

Not recent but fab nonetheless - Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird about a young girl and her family fleeing Iran during the war between Iraq and the Kurdish population. I haven't read it for years but it really affected me as a YA.

walruswhiskers Fri 07-Oct-16 19:19:45

The Silver Sword

OverAndAbove Fri 07-Oct-16 19:20:01

Again not recent, but I Am David is brilliant and very memorable as a story

madgerussell1920 Fri 07-Oct-16 19:23:26

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
When the Siren Wailed by Noel Streatfeild

imip Sun 09-Oct-16 07:23:23

Must agree with When Hitler stole the pink rabbit. I know it's not recent, but I found that was the beauty of it, it was every bit as relevant today. I think we borrowed a free kindle copy?

beatricequimby Wed 12-Oct-16 19:27:17

Again not recent but I go by Sea, I go by Land by PL Travers is about a British girl sent to the US during WW2. Really good for an understanding that British people have been refugees too and a fab story.

Redsrule Tue 18-Oct-16 04:17:55

After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross is very powerful

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