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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

Nasaw, David

Summary: Documents the experiences and fates of the one million concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers and political prisoners left in Germany after World War II who spent years as displaced refugees in unsupported, segregated, and poorly converted buildings while the world's nations refused shelter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

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Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: Tells the stories -- in their own words -- of several of the thousands of Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940 and brought to new homes in the United Kingdom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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Brown, Don

Summary: Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 BRO

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

Jamieson, Victoria

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal offamily and daily life in a refugee camp"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2020

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Leatherdale, Mary Beth

Summary: Collects the true accounts of five refugee children from different world regions who risked everything for safety, freedom, and the promise of a new life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2017

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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

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

Abriel, Anita

Summary: "It is 1946 when Vera Frankel and her best friend Edith Ban arrive in Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they escaped from a train headed for Auschwitz and were hidden by farmers until the end of the war while the rest of their families perished. Now, they want to start new lives abroad, and armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work at the United States embassy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC ABR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ABR

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC GRA

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

Kullab, Samya

Summary: "A fictionalized account of a family fleeing war-torn Syria after their home in Aleppo is destroyed. They endure wretched refugee camps, ocean crossings, swindlers - all to find safety in the West."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 2017

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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

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

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

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

Allende, Isabel

Summary: Sponsored by the poet Pablo Neruda to flee the violence of the Spanish Civil War, a pregnant widow and an army doctor unite in an arranged marriage only to be swept up by the early days of World War II.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

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

Allende, Isabel

Summary: "In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Betts, Alexander

Summary: "Global refugee numbers are at their highest levels since the end of World War II, but the system in place to deal with them, based upon a humanitarian list of imagined "basic needs," has changed little. In Refuge, Paul Collier and Alexander Betts argue that the system fails to provide a comprehensive solution to the fundamental problem, which is how to reintegrate displaced people into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.8 BET

Dwork, Deborah.

Summary: Discusses the legal and illegal ways that millions of Jews managed to leave Germany, the challenges they faced, and the diversity of the refugee experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 DWO

Geda, Fabio

Summary: An unflinching, inspirational, and incredibly moving novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HOS

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

Summary: The civil war amongst the Cylons escalates and Galactica's quest for Earth continues.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2010

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Summary: A refugee's escape, a prisoner's promise, and a daughter's painful secret converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GVN Releasing 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BEA

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BEA

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