Ep8: The Refugee Experience

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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  • 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


"Let It Be Christmas" by Nicolai Heidlas. Licensed under Creative Commons, 2016.


“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

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