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Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà LaiInside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee--fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama--this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. For all the ten years of her life, H#65533; has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. H#65533; and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, H#65533; discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food . . . and the strength of her very own family. This moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it "enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny." An author's note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into H#65533;'s story.
Critical World Issues by Harry MillerToday, the United Nations has declared that the world is facing the greatest refugee crisis since the end of World War II, as nearly 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people, but conflicts in places like Libya, Iraq, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Chad, and other countries have also contributed greatly to the total. This book asks the vital questions about the plight of refugees. It discusses the events that causes refugees, provides an overview of the organizations and countries that offer them help, and explores things that can be done to help refugees return safely to their homes or begin new lives elsewhere. The Critical World Issues series explores some of the most controversial and newsworthy subjects in the modern world. Each book examines the facts about the issue being covered, with information about arguments and opinions from around the globe. Special research projects, as well as a great variety of additional resources, invite the reader to engage with the issues that are currently shaping our world. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, maps, and graphics that will help student readers put major events into historical perspective. Back matter includes: timelines, a detailed index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
Call Number: 362.87 MIL
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Human Rights in Focus by Michael V. UschanMany millions of people flee their homes, desperate to escape extreme poverty and violence, in hopes of finding refuge in other countries. Both enroute to their destinations and sometimes even once they arrive, these refugees often endure conditions that defy even the loosest interpretation of human rights. The extreme challenges refugees face and efforts to help them are discussed.
Call Number: 323.6 USC
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Migrants and Refugees by Chris Eboch (Editor)The images are shocking and upsetting: drowned children washing up on beaches, dozens of dead bodies being pulled out of tractor trailers, a mass of humanity penned up in detention camps and tent cities, anti-immigrant rallies characterized by fearful and hate-filled invective. Yet there are also images of refugees being embraced by ordinary citizens and welcomed into their countries, their communities, even their homes. What to do about a growing and endemic refugee crisis and migrant labor population in an age of globalization, terrorism, and income inequality is a question with no simple answers. This volume presents the widest possible range of opinions from reputable sources across the political spectrum and encouragers readers to consider all viewpoints before formulating their own reasoned and informed perspective.
Call Number: 305.9 MIG
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Dave DaltonMost migration is a matter of push and pull, but this book is all about push - things are so bad for you that you will go anywhere to get away, often in the clothes you stand up in, taking only what you can carry. What could be so bad that you flee, leaving everything else behind?
Call Number: 305.9 DAL
Publication Date: 2005-07-27
Vietnamese Immigrants by Cynthia Kennedy HenzelOffers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Vietnamese immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.
Call Number: 309.5 HEN
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Vietnamese in America by Lori ColemanIn 1975, the war that had raged for more than a decade in Vietnam was ending. Because of the United States involvement in the war, U.S. armed forces helped many Vietnamese to escape a grim situation and relocate in America. In the years that followed, many other people escaped by boat, enduring perilous journeys that often ended in years spent in refugee camps. Most of these refugees came to the United States with no knowledge of English or any understanding of the American culture. Over the years, the Vietnamese American community has grown strong and today it helps make America a strong and diverse nation.
Call Number: 973 COL
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
The Vietnam War by Cath SenkerWhy was the Vietnam War so contentious, and how did one of the world's superpowers fail to defeat a much less wealthy and populous opponent? Why was the Vietnam War of such global significance and how has it affected people on both sides of the conflict? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and shows its impact on everyday lives.
Refugee by Alan GratzJosef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world... Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America... Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe... All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end. This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Call Number: FIC GRA
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
Escape from Aleppo by N. H. SenzaiAn Indie Next List Pick "Filled with kindness and hope, but also with the harsh realities of the horrors of war, this heartbreaking book is a necessary reminder of what many people live through every day." --Booklist (starred review) Nadia's family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N.H. Senzai. Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress. Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents' elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing "Happy Birthday," when her uncle calls from the living room, "Baba, brothers, you need to see this." Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government officials who have been harassing his business. Nadia frowns. It is December 17, 2010: Nadia's twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. As civil war flares in Syria and bombs fall across Nadia's home city of Aleppo, her family decides to flee to safety. Inspired by current events, this novel sheds light on the complicated situation in Syria that has led to an international refugee crisis, and tells the story of one girl's journey to safety.
Call Number: FIC SEN
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
Illegal by Eoin Colfer; Andrew Donkin; Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator)A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Timesbestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants. Ebo is alone.His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life--the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach 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 family.