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Where is home?

9th Grade. English. Migration

Fiction Books in our library with immigrant, refugee or "third culture kid" themes.

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The house

on Mango Street 

The story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago.



Three very different kids. One common mission: ESCAPE



The story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe.

Graphic Novel

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A long walk to water

Nya fetches water from a pond two hours' from her home, Salva is a refugee boy looking for his family. Their stories intersect in an astonishing way.

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Inside Out & Back Again

Driven out by the Vietnam War, a young girl flees Saigon to the US.

Story in Verse.

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Letters from Rifka

A young Jewish girl chronicles her family's flight from Russia in 1919.

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BOY 87

A heartbreaking story of two young boys' journey across Europe as refugees. 

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The Arrival

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. A wordless picture book.

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Front Desk

Mia and her parents move from China to the U.S. and find that life is not as rich and golden as they had suspected.

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When stars are scattered

Heartbreak and hope exist together in this graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp.

Graphic Novel

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Esperanza rising

A young Mexican girl during the Great Depression who leaves her comfortable life to become a farm laborer in California.

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The best we could do

An intimate look at one family's journey from their war-torn home in Vietnam to their new lives in America - a graphic novel

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Butterfly yellow

A Vietnam refugee seeks out her little brother in Texas only to find he doesn't remember anything from his previous life.


Rabbit-Proof Fence

They were told to forget their mothers, their language, their home. Instaed they escaped and walkeded 1,600 km across the desert.

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Explore further with these websites

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The UN Refugee Agency works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution or war at home.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in over 100 countries.

European Migration Network (EMN)

is an EU network of migration and asylum experts who work together to provide objective, comparable policy-relevant information and knowledge on emerging issues relating to asylum and migration in Europe.

Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration

By the The Othering and Belonging Institute at University of Californnia at Berkeley. This research report onvestigates the historical and contemporary causes of forced migration as well as both the challenges and capacities of national and international refugee protections and resettlement efforts. 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 

is the world’s largest humanitarian network in more than 192 countries, bringing together almost 15 million volunteers for the good of humanity.

Migration data portal

Timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally.

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