Books for World Refugee Day

By Coll Rowe | June 18 2024 | Political ScienceHuman RightsSociology

We are sharing books for World Refugee Day on June 20th to bring light to the struggles refugees currently face. By sharing the individual stories of refugees whose lives have been dismantled and who have moved beyond catastrophic circumstances, we hope to inspire education on how to contribute to creating a world in which people do not have to flee from their homes.

Ink Knows No Borders
Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience
9781609809072

Outcasts United is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.

$16.95 US
Mar 12, 2019
Paperback
208 Pages
Triangle Square

Outcasts United
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
9780385522045
Outcasts United is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement.
$18.00 US
Dec 01, 2009
Paperback
336 Pages
Random House

What Strange Paradise
A novel
9781984899248
From the widely acclaimed, author of American War—a beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving novel that looks at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child.
$18.00 US
Jun 07, 2022
Paperback
256 Pages
Vintage

The Penguin Book of Migration Literature
Departures, Arrivals, Generations, Returns
9780143133384

The first global anthology of migration literature featuring works by Mohsin Hamid, Zadie Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Salman Rushdie, and Warsan Shire, with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat.

$17.00 US
Sep 17, 2019
Paperback
320 Pages
Penguin Classics

Dispersals
On Plants, Borders, and Belonging
9781646221783
A prize-winning memoirist and nature writer turns to the lives of plants entangled in our human world to explore belonging, displacement, identity, and the truths of our shared future
$27.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
Hardcover
288 Pages
Catapult

My Life Is Art
11 Pillars for a Positive and Purposeful Life
9781646220380
Drawing on lessons from his remarkable life, former child soldier turned activist, author, entrepreneur, and international recording artist Emmanuel Jal provides his eleven pillars for overcoming adversity and living a life of purpose.
$27.00 US
Dec 05, 2023
Hardcover
336 Pages
Counterpoint

Exit West
A Novel
9780735212206

An astonishingly timely love story that brilliantly imagines the forces that transform ordinary people into refugees and the impossible choices that follow, to the uncertain embrace of new lands.

$18.00 US
Feb 27, 2018
Paperback
256 Pages
Riverhead Books

A Map of Future Ruins
On Borders and Belonging
9780593545577
A provocative, virtuosic inquiry that reveals how the valorization of migrations past is intimately linked to the exclusion and demonization of migrants today.
$28.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
Hardcover
272 Pages
Riverhead Books

Bread Givers
9780143137719

A timeless American novel about an immigrant girl growing up on the Lower East Side who dares to challenge her Orthodox Jewish family’s narrow conceptions of a woman’s place in the world.

$17.00 US
May 02, 2023
Paperback
240 Pages
Penguin Classics

Waiting to Be Arrested at Night
A Uyghur Poet's Memoir of China's Genocide
9780593491799
A poet’s account of one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises, and a harrowing tale of a family’s escape from genocide.
$28.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
Hardcover
272 Pages
Penguin Press