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Recommended books for Youths for Refugee Week

Reading a book about refugees is on of the simple acts recommended as a way of parting part in Refugee Week 2021.
Find below a selection of books recommended for young adults:
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The Bone Sparrow

by Zana Fraillon

 

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention centre after his mother fled the violence of a distant homeland, life behind the fences is all he has ever known. But as he grows, his imagination gets bigger too, until it is bursting at the limits of his world.

 
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Welcome to Nowhere

by Elizabeth Laird

 

Welcome to Nowhere is a powerful and beautifully written story about the life of one family caught up in civil war by the award-winning author Elizabeth Laird. Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria.

 
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A Hope more powerful than the Sea

by Melissa Fleming

 

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is an emotionally charged, eye-opening true story that represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for the promise of a safe future.

 
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The Boy at the Back of the Class

by Onjali Q Rauf

 

Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it.

 
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If You were Me

by Sam Hepburn

Aliya is sure of his innocence, but when plumber's son Dan finds a gun in their bathroom, what's she to think? Dan has his own reasons for staying silent: he's worried the gun might have something to do with his dad. Thrown together by chance, they set out to uncover a tangled and twisted truth

 
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Boy 87

by Ele Fountain

Boy 87 is a gripping, uplifting tale of one boy's struggle for survival; it echoes the story of young people all over the world today. Shif is just an ordinary boy who likes chess, maths and racing his best friend home from school.