June 20th is World Refugee Day.

Since 2001, the United Nations has recognized June 20th as World Refugee Day.  Take some time to celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. Let these books help you build empathy and understanding for their plight and recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

NONFICTION
Courage: My Story of Persecution by Freshta Tori Jan
Escape: One Day We Had to Run by Ming & Wah
Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees by Jen Sookfong Lee
Hear My Voice: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States collected by Warren Binford
My Name Is Bana by Bana Alabed
On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It by Michael Rosen

PICTURE BOOKS
From the Tops of the Trees by Kao Kalia Yang 
Like a Dandelion by Huy Voun Lee
Wishes by Muon Van

NOVELS
Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz
The Thing I'm Most Afraid Of by Kristin Levine
Traitors Among Us by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad
World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story by Kenan Trebinčević & Susan Shapiro
 

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