11 Books to Teach Students About the Refugee Experience

  1. “Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference” by Warren St. John
  2. “The Journey” by Francesca Sanna
  3. “The Only Road” by Alexandra Diaz
  4. “Inside Out & Back Again” by Thanhha Lai
  5. “The Silence Seeker” by Ben Morley
  6. “The Red Pencil” by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  7. “I Lived on Butterfly Hill” by Marjorie Agosin
  8. “The Long Road” by Michael Morpurgo
  9. “Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey” by Margriet Ruurs
  10. “Escape from Aleppo” by N.H. Senzai
  11. “The Good Braider” by Terry Farish

These books touch upon various aspects of the refugee experience, from personal stories to fictional narratives, offering insights and fostering empathy among students. Each book presents a unique perspective on the challenges and resilience of individuals forced to flee their homes. By exploring these stories, students can develop a deeper understanding of the refugee experience and the importance of compassion and acceptance.