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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

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5318 BER

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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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

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.9 LEA

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

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

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

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

6 holds on 2 copies

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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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

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

Copies Available at Peninsula

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 Fife Lake

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

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

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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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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BAT

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 Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra

Summary: The author shares the story of her survival during the Gatumba massacre, despite losing her mother and sister, and how after moving to America she found healing through art and activism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 UWI

Yang, Kao Kalia

Summary: Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.704 YAN

Campbell, Deborah

Summary: "In the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend. Campbell's frank, personal account of a journey through fear and the triumph of friendship and courage is as riveting as it is illuminating. The story begins in 2007, when Deborah Campbell travels undercover to Damascus...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CAMPBELL, DEBORAH CAM

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

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

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: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 FUR