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Books about refugees and asylum seekers (older children)

Child I

Since asylum can be a confusing issue for children (and even adults), here are some books that explore what it really means to flee your home and have to start your life over.

These books are mainly aimed at older children.

Check out our list for younger children

Check out our list for teenagers

  • Boy 87

    Author: Ele Fountain

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  • Boy 87

    Author: Ele Fountain

    This is a timely and important book which illuminates the realities of life as a refugee. The horrors that 14-year-old Shif i…

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  • The Island

    Author: Armin Greder

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  • The Island

    Author: Armin Greder

    This chilling picture book about prejudice, intolerance and the plight of refugees will spark classroom discussions with older rea…

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  • Child I

    Author: Steve Tasane

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  • Child I

    Author: Steve Tasane

    This heartbreaking tale of a group of children living in a refugee camp is based on real events, and will make readers both young …

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  • Shadow

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo

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  • Shadow

    Author: Sir Michael Morpurgo

    This is a candid exploration of the injustices of war, at home and away, and an unflinching account of the treatment of asylum see…

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