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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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 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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Hartley, A. J. (Andrew James)

Summary: Anglet Sutonga, a former Steeplejack, must pose as a foreign princess to catch the thief who stole the government's plans for a secret weapon. Yet Ang has other things on her mind as well. Refugees from the north are trickling into the city, but an ambitious politician is proposing extreme measures to get rid of them, and when Ang discovers that one theft could spark a conflagration of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2017

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LEW

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Simon, Richard

Summary: A young Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in New York City on the seventh night of Hanukkah and receives small acts of kindness while exploring the city.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: JE SIM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: JE SIM

Mitchell, Jane

Summary: Forced to leave his home in war-torn Syria, thirteen-year-old Ghalib makes an arduous journey with his family to a refugee camp in Turkey. Includes glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2018

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Giff, Patricia Reilly.

Summary: During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte 1997

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GIF

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Giff 1997

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

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

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

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

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

Sepetys, Ruta

Summary: "As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Audiobooks, Call number: YA CD FIC SEP

Park, Linda Sue.

Summary: When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC PAR

Buitrago, Jairo

Summary: In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border. They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn’t know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: JE SPANISH BUI

O'Sullivan, Joanne

Summary: Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, Kendra and Danielle; wise, beloved Mamere; and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that comes only when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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

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

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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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

Shulevitz, Uri

Summary: As he spends hours studying his father's world map, a young boy escapes the hunger and misery of refugee life. Based on the author's childhood in Kazakhstan, where he lived as a Polish refugee during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Shu

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FICTION Shulevitz

Millard, Glenda

Summary: "Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chip shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken: he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2018

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

Keene, Carolyn.

Summary: Trouble plagues a student tour through Europe as Nancy becomes involved in a plot to smuggle refugee children across the Austrian border from Eastern Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC KEE