Books about refugees

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    These are books about children who are refugees and they look beautiful. Good for your classroom wish list.
     
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    Thanks for this, Upsadaisy. (My wallet won't thank you, though!). I'm doing a unit on the refugee experience this year and some of these will be a perfect addition.

    As another recommendation--Alan Gratz has a new novel Refugee that is incredible. It follows the stories of 3 refugee children, all aged 11-13, in three time periods--Germany in the 1930s, Cuba in the 1990s, and modern-day Syria.
     
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    Is that one good for middle schoolers? DizneeTeacher is looking for suggestions for her kiddos. I think that will be a wonderful unit, MrsC. There are tons of resources on www.teachingtolerance.org.
     
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    Perfect for middle school. I teach grade 7 and, reading level-wise, it will be easy reading. There are some disturbing scenes, but that's the nature of the topic.

    I spent close to 2 hours on teachingtolerance yesterday!
     
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    Thanks for the great list. This connects with a new unit we are doing in social studies this year. I just ordered three books on the list. In our area, we don't have any ESL students or refugees and it is really hard for students to realize what life is like for people in other places.
     
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    You know, I was thinking of populations with lots of refugees as the obvious audience for these titles, but you bring up a good point, Mshope. Kids who are not exposed to various cultures personally will benefit just as much.
     
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    I love their site. It is really inspiring. I remember one year receiving so many free posters that I never had to buy any. I will pass on your review of Refugee to Diznee, thanks.
     
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