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Refugees throughout history : searching for safety

Author: Gary Wiener
Publisher: New York : Lucent Press, 2019
Series: World history (Lucent Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Refugees search for safety in new countries after they are forced to leave home, but some people are afraid of them and treat them poorly in the countries they escape to. Learning about the history of refugees increases readers' sense of empathy for those who have been left with no choice but to flee their homes. This sensitive topic is addressed through fact-filled main text and sidebars, annotated quotes, primary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Wiener
ISBN: 9781534563919 1534563911 9781534563933 1534563938 9781534563926 153456392X
OCLC Number: 1028643822
Target Audience: Ages 12-15.
Description: 104 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Setting the scene: a timeline --
Introduction: The refugee in history --
Early refugees --
Early 20th century refugee movements --
World War II and "displaced persons" --
The late 20th century --
The 21st century --
Epilogue: An uncertain future --
Notes --
For more information --
Index --
Picture credits --
About the author.
Series Title: World history (Lucent Press)
Responsibility: Gary Wiener.

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Refugees search for safety in new countries after they are forced to leave home, but some people are afraid of them and treat them poorly in the countries they escape to. Learning about the history of refugees increases readers' sense of empathy for those who have been left with no choice but to flee their homes. This sensitive topic is addressed through fact-filled main text and sidebars, annotated quotes, primary sources, and a thorough timeline. Refugee issues are often in the news, and this volume presents readers with the facts they need to think critically about this topic.

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