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Gratz, Alan

Summary: Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRA

Gratz, Alan

Summary: Josef 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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC GRA

Gratz, Alan

Summary: Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn apart by violence and destruction, embark on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, discovering shocking connections that tie their stories together.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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Anderson, Natalie C.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo, from where she and her mother fled years before, seeking revenge for her mother's murder but uncovering startling secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC AND

Lewis, Gill

Summary: As a group of refugees huddles together in a rubber dinghy in the middle of the sea at night, one of them uses his violin to tell a story of how the instrument was invented and of a white stallion that ran like the wind, weaving their stories together and giving them hope for freedom in the future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LEW

Maddox, Jake

Summary: Recently resettled in America, Adnan Zakaria is a Syrian refugee whose skateboarding ability is the only thing that allows him to make a connection with the other kids in his neighborhood--but when his skateboard disappears and turns up in the possession of a local troublemaker Adnan will have to out-skate his foe in order to win it back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 MAD

Whitman, Sylvia

Summary: When a nonprofit organization called Save the Girls pairs a fourteen-year-old Sudanese refugee with an American teenager from Richmond, Virginia, the pen pals teach each other compassion and share a bond that bridges two continents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WHI

Orringer, Julie

Summary: In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ORR

Brashares, Ann.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve, came from another time and she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BRA

Hosseini, Khaled

Summary: Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin House LLC 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HOS

Paterson, Katherine.

Summary: In 1998 when the Kosovo hostilities escalate, thirteen-year-old Meli's life as an ethnic Albanian, changes forever after her brother escapes his Serbian captors and the entire family flees from one refugee camp to another until they are able to immigrate to America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Paterson 2009

Padian, Maria.

Summary: Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION PAD

Cantrell, Rebecca.

Summary: Covering the 1938 St. Martin festival when she learns that Jewish-Polish citizens are being deported from Germany, journalist Hannah rushes to get the story only to be kidnapped by the SS and rescued by her presumed-dead lover Lars.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAN

Orringer, Julie

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Summary: "The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ORR

Williams, Michael

Summary: When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer thatDeo finds renewed hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WIL

Sepetys, Ruta

Summary: Racing to freedom with thousands of other refugees as Russian forces close in on their homes in East Prussia, Joana, Emilia, and Florian meet aboard the doomed Wilhelm Gustloff and are forced to trust each other in order to survive.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC SEP

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Summary: After escaping a slave labor camp, Luka joins an underground resistance in the fight against the Nazis and the Soviets, but he has two overriding goals--reunite with Lida, who was a friend in the labor camp, and make it back to his home in Ukraine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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De Waal, Elisabeth

Summary: "Vienna is demolished by war, the city an alien landscape of ruined castles, a fractured ruling class, and people picking up the pieces. Elisabeth de Waal's mesmerizing The Exiles Return is a stunningly vivid postwar story of Austria's fallen aristocrats, unrepentant Nazis, and a culture degraded by violence. The novel follows a number of exiles, each returning under very different...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEW

Osborne, William (William Hanslow)

Summary: In June 1941, Otto and Leni, two young refugees from the Nazis living in England, are sent on a secret mission to Bavaria, to extract a young girl attending a summer camp, and who may hold the key to the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicken House 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC OSB

Fraillon, Zana

Summary: Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that -- every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother's stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC FRA

Ferrari, Meghan

Summary: "In the middle of an international conflict between the Syrian Army and Rebels, and after witnessing the tragedy of war and the indignities of a refugee camp, Elias finds himself an immigrant in North America where he comes face to face with culture shock, racism, and bullying."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Red Deer Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC FER

Eggers, Dave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EGG

Gohlke, Cathy

Summary: In the early days of WWII, American Claire Stewart smuggles five French Jewish children across the channel before the Nazis storm Paris, and brings them to her estranged aunt's Lake District estate as refugees. Lady Miranda Langford agrees to take them in, but only if Claire stays to help care for them. Though desperate to return to France and the man she loves, Claire agrees, and soon fellow...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

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Abdel-Fattah, Randa

Summary: Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting inand getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ABD