World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is June 20. As with all holidays, we believe the best way to celebrate is by reading and sharing new knowledge with those around us. Check out these books that touch on the subject of refugees for your library story time, recommendations, and summer reading lists. Be sure to add What Is a Refugee? to your order list this fall!
What Is a Refugee? By Elise Gravel
An accessible picture book that oh-so-simply and graphically introduces the term "refugee" to curious young children to help them better understand the world in which they live.
Who are refugees? Why are they called that word? Why do they need to leave their country? Why are they sometimes not welcome in their new country? In this relevant picture book for the youngest children, author-illustrator Elise Gravel explores what it means to be a refugee in bold, graphic illustrations and spare text. This is the perfect tool to introduce an important and timely topic to children.