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In search of safety : voices of refugees

Author: Susan Kuklin
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Five refugees recount their courageous journeys to America - and the unimaginable struggles that led them to flee their homelands. An Iraqi woman who survived capture by ISIS. A Sudanese teen growing up in civil war and famine. An Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army living under threat of a fatwa. They are among the five refugees who share their stories here. The five, originally from Afghanistan, Myanmar, South  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Teen Non-Fiction
Personal narratives
Juvenile works
Informational works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Kuklin
ISBN: 9780763679606 0763679607
OCLC Number: 1113461051
Description: 246 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to Nebraska, Welcome home --
ARRIVE : Fraidoon - Country of origin : Afghanistan - Ethnic group, Tajik. The first day of my life ; Fraidoon ; Fred ; Who would marry someone with a fatwa on his head? ; Coming to America, the hard way ; The black hole of red tape --
BIRTH : Nathan - Country of origin : Myanmar/Thailand - Ethnic group, Karen. Flip-flops, rice, soccer ; TV, hamburgers, football --
RUN : Nyarout - Country of origin : South Sudan - Ethnic group, Nuer. In Africa ; In America --
SURVIVE : Shireen - Country of origin : Northern Iraq - Ethnic group, Yazidi. Captured ; For sale ; The black hole of captivity ; After --
HOME : Dieudonné - Country of origin : Burundi - Ethnic group, Hutu and Tutsi. Early one morning ; Heaven ; Umoja --
NOTES AND RESOURCES. The refugee process ; Author's note ; Acknowledgments ; About Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska ; About the Yazda Cultural Center ; Chapter Notes ; Time Lines ; Resources ; Index.
Responsibility: written & photographed by Susan Kuklin.

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Five refugees recount their courageous journeys to America - and the unimaginable struggles that led them to flee their homelands. An Iraqi woman who survived capture by ISIS. A Sudanese teen growing up in civil war and famine. An Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army living under threat of a fatwa. They are among the five refugees who share their stories here. The five, originally from Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Iraq, and Burundi, give gripping first-person testimonies about what it is like to flee war, face violent threats, grow up in a refugee camp, be sold into slavery, and resettle in America. Illustrated with full-color photographs of the refugees' new lives in Nebraska, this work provides readers with a means to understand the devastating impact of war and persecution - and the power of resilience, optimism, and the will to survive. Included in the end matter are chapter notes, information on resettlement and U.S. citizenship, historical time lines of war and political strife in the refugees' countries of origin, resources for further reading, and an index.--description adapted from Amazon.com.

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In search of Safety: Voices of Refugees

by barker_patricia (WorldCat user published about 3 weeks ago) Excellent Permalink

This book contains the stories of 5 amazing individuals who share their stories of life as a refugee. Each one comes from a different geological area, and the reader will learn what life was life for them in their own corner of the world. The stories are heartbreaking, but each one of them found their...
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