Ep8: The Refugee Experience
Feb 7th, 2017 by MrsReaderPants
With all the turmoil surrounding refugees and their status in the USA right now, I decided to do this week's podcast about books that help students understand the refugee experience. This podcast features 12 titles: 4 picture books for older readers and 8 titles for teens and tweens. All of these titles are well-written and will help young readers start to form their own opinions about what kind of help Western countries give to refugees escaping war and extreme poverty in their homeland.
All books featured in my podcasts are for teen and tween audiences, though I'm sure many adults will love them as well. For more podcasts, book reviews, lesson ideas, and genrefication tips, please visit me at my blog listed below.
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TITLES DISCUSSED IN THIS PODCAST:
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams
My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo
- The Hiding Game by Gwen Strauss
Adrift at Sea : a Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Tuan Ho
How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta
Hidden by Miriam Halahmy
The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz
Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, An American Town by Warren St. John.
- Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Baddawi by Leila Abdelrazaq
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
“Hatred doesn’t solve a thing.
Justice needs to be fought for and demanded.
It can come from anyone even a teenager like myself.”
--Sandra Uwiringiyimana; How Dare the Sun Rise