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refugee boy book

Refugee boy

By: Benjamin Zephaniah

A victim of the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Alem finds himself alone in England…

Welcome to the New World

By: Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan

Two brothers, Jamil and Ammar, fled Syria in 2012, with their wives and children…

The lightless sky

The Lightless Sky

By: Gulwali Passarlay

A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival—of a twelve-year-old boy’s…

a hundred thousand welcome

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Edited by: Tiffy Allen

‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ is the story of City of Sanctuary from its beginnings in 2005 to 2018, told…

red cross

Over Under Sideways Down

By: Karrie Fransman

Ebrahim is a teenage refugee. He did not choose to leave Iran, he did not choose to bid farewell to his…

shadow book


By: Michael Morpurgo

When Shadow, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner…

The Other Side of Truth

By: Beverley Naidoo

12-year-old Sade and her brother Femi have to flee Nigeria when their mother is killed and their father criticises the military rulers…

My name is not Refugee

My name is not Refugee

By: Kate Milner

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…

The displaced refugee writers on refugee lives

The displaced: refugee writers on refugee lives

By: Viet Thanh Nguyen

An anthology of personal essays on the refugee experience from 20 leading refugee writers, edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen…

Dreams of a refugee

Dreams of a refugee

By: Mostafa Salameh

Mostafa Salameh’s extraordinary journey began with his birth to Palestinian refugee parents in Kuwait in 1970. One night Mostafa dreamt…

Oranges in no man's land

Oranges in no man’s land

By: Elizabeth Laird

A gripping story of a ten-year-old girl who risks death to make a lifesaving dash through war-torn Beirut..

Refugee tales

Refugee tales

By: David Herd

This is a unique collection of tales told by leading novelists and poets in collaboration with refugees…

Cast away stories of survival from Europe's refugee crisis

Cast away: stories of survival from Europe’s refugee crisis

By: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

An exploration of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, told through the stories of…

City of thorns

City of thorns

By: Ben Rawlence

Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya…

We are displaced

We are displaced

By: Malala Yousafzai

Starting with her own story of displacement as an Internally Displaced Person, Malala will introduce readers to what it means to lose your home…

The refugees

The refugees

By: Viet Thanh Nguyen

From a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in…

the bone sparrow

The bone sparrow

By: Zana Fraillon

Subhi is a refugee. Born in a detention centre, all he knows of the world is that he’s at least 19 fence…

A story like the wind

A story like the wind

By: Gill Lewis

In a small boat spinning out on the sea sits a group of refugees, fleeing their war-stricken homes. They have nothing – except their…

Give me shelter

Give me shelter

By: Tony Bradman

This collection of short stories shows us people who have been forced to leave their homes or families to seek help and shelter…

Jackdaw summer

Jackdaw summer

By: David Almond

Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside, but this year things are different. One hot summer’s day a jackdaw leads…

The Journey

The journey

By: Francesca Sanna

With haunting echoes of current affairs, this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family…