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Markham, Lauren

Summary: "A provocative, virtuosic inquiry that reveals how the valorization of times and migrations past are intimately linked to our exclusion and demonization of migrants in the present. When and how did migration become a crime? Why did "Greek ideals" become foundational to the West's idea of itself? How have our personal migration myths -and our nostalgia for a lost world of clear borders and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 325.21 MAR

Marx, Jonny

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 360 Degrees, an imprint of Tiger Tales 2024

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 938 MAR

Summary: On the Bowery: A documentary film of men living on the Bowery. Depicts life inside the bars and on the sidewalks, the alcoholism and unemployment and life on the streets. Good times, wonderful times: This antiwar film predated Viet Nam, but had great impact in the sixties. The film cuts between documentary war footage and extemporized conversations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ON

Summary: Set during the Intifada that began in 2000, the film follows the lives of four Palestinian families living in the Duhayshah Refugee Camp near Bethlehem.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arab Film Distribution 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNT

Mohammed, Rahaf

Summary: In January 2019, then 18-year-old Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed escaped from her family while holidaying in Kuwait. She was fleeing systematic abuse of her human rights as a woman growing up in Saudi Arabia and, specifically, her family's threats to kill her because she desired the freedoms Western women take for granted. She boarded a plane bound for Bangkok, en route to Australia where she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOHAMMAD, RAHAF MOH

Davidson, James N.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperPerennial 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 DAV

Kugler, Olivier

Summary: While on assignment between 2013 and 2017, often for Doctors Without Borders, Olivier Kugler interviewed and photographed Syrian refugees and their caregivers in camps, on the road, and in provisional housing in Iraqi Kurdistan, Greece, France, Switzerland, and England. Escaping Wars and Waves is the astonishing result of that record keeping―a graphic novel that brings to life the improvised...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Mundi, an imprint of the Pennsylvania State University Press 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 956.91 KUG

Nayeri, Dina

Summary: In her first work of nonfiction, winner of the 2018 UNESCO City of Literature Paul Engle Prize Dina Nayeri--an author whose "exploration of the exile's predicament is tender and urgent" (The New Yorker)--examines what it means to be a refugee through her own story of childhood escape from Iran, and through the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers. What is it like to be a refugee? It is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.87 NAY

Betts, Alexander

Summary: We live in an age of displacement. Refugee numbers are increasing due to a proliferation of fragile states, and this problem will be exacerbated by climate change and the impact of COVID-19. And yet, rising populist nationalism has undermined the political willingness of rich countries to accept migrants and asylum seekers. Given these contradictory trends, how can we create sustainable refugee...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.875 BET

Summary: Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 MCI
Call number: DVD 938 MIC

Summary: "Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen-- A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including award-winning writers, artists, and activists-that illuminate what it is like living undocumented today. A unique collection of 44 groundbreaking essays, poems, and artwork by migrants, refugees and Dreamers-including...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperVia 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 SOM

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.73 SOM

Hayden, Sally

Summary: "The Western world has turned its back on migrants, leaving them to cope with one of the most devastating humanitarian crises in history. Reporter Sally Hayden was at home in London when she received a message on Facebook: "Hi sister Sally, we need your help." The sender identified himself as an Eritrean refugee who had been held in a Libyan detention center for months, locked in one big hall...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.8096 HAY

Juma, Liliane Leila

Summary: "Liliane Leila Juma was 16 years old when her family home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was destroyed by rebel soldiers. In this gut-wrenching memoir, she gives an account of her life before and after her family was torn apart by the twin nightmares of civil war and invasion. Sincere and revealing, it gives a moving account of a young girl's journey from a protected and secure family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tradewind Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 921 JUM

Dussutour, Alice

Summary: "This illustrated nonfiction book for young readers shares the stories of five girls growing up around the world today."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 305.235 DUS

Harris, Duchess

Summary: What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8960 HAR

Jamieson, Victoria

Summary: "Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar's nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future ... but it would also mean leaving his brother, his only family...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC JAM

Hutchison, Patricia

Summary: "Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Somali 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"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 HUT

Tian

Summary: "Year of the Rabbit tells the true story of one family's desperate struggle to survive the murderous reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In 1975, the Khmer Rouge seizes power in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Immediately after declaring victory in the war, they set about evacuating the country's major cities with the brutal ruthlessness and disregard for humanity that characterized the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 TIA

Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DUS

Summary: In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economics collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TAK

Aguon, Julian

Summary: "No Country for Eight-Spotted Butterflies is a collection of soulful ruminations about love, loss, struggle, resilience and power. Part memoir, part manifesto, the book is both a coming-of-age story and a call for justice-for everyone but, in particular, for indigenous peoples-his own and others"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Astra House 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.89 AGU

Furstenberg, François.

Summary: Relates how a group of five French aristocrats sought refuge in the United States, a republic whose Enlightenment ideals mirrored their own, and spent the French Revolution in Philadelphia before eventually becoming involved in Franco-American diplomacy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.4 FUR

Frías, Carlos.

Summary: Carlos Frías, award-winning journalist and the US-born son of Cuban exiles, grew up hearing stories about the homeland of his parents. Sent to Cuba by his newspaper when the country began to close to the foreign press in August 2006, Frías embarked on the journey of his life -- a secret twelve day trip to the land of his parents. That experience led to this evocative, dramatic and unforgettable...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: C.A. Press, Penguin Group 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 SPANISH FRI

Alabed, Bana

Summary: Bana's mother tells her of the strong bana tree that grows in their homeland, Syria, and how Bana's strength helped her survive war, being a refugee, and starting fresh in a new country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Salaam Reads 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALA

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