Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Book - 2017
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"A desperate last hope for safety and freedom. The plight of refugees risking their lives at sea has, unfortunately, made the headlines all too often in the past few years. This book presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the United States from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; and after losing his family, Mohamed abandons his village on the Ivory Coast in search of a new life. Stormy Seas combines a vivid and contemporary collage-based design with dramatic storytelling to produce a book that makes for riveting reading as well as a source of timely information. These remarkable accounts will give readers a keen appreciation of the devastating effects of war and poverty on youth like themselves, and helps put the mounting current refugee crisis into stark context."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Annick Press Ltd.,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781554518951
Branch Call Number: j325.21 LEA
Characteristics: 55 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Shakespeare, Eleanor - Illustrator

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AL_KATI Jul 03, 2017

What I enjoyed the most about this book was the variety of stories, including refugees from Germany in 1939, Vietnam in 1979, Cuba in 1980, Afghanistan in 2000 and the Ivory Coast in 2006. Each refugee story includes quick facts and a "what happened to" so you know what happened to each real-life person. Age appropriate for older elementary-aged readers.

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