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            The Boy At the Back of the Class

            The Boy At the Back of the Class (Paperback)

            By Rauf, Onjali Q.; Illustrated by Curnick, Pippa

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            WONDER meets Walliams meets TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN - told through the eyes of an 8-year old child, this is a heart-warming and funny story about the refugee crisis and how simple it actually is to show kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense...

            ISBN 9781510105010
            Released NZ 10 Jul 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            One Bright Moon

            One Bright Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kwong, Andrew

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            From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only eight when he witnessed his first execution. The desperate scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's new China. Ye...t he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved. That's what his teacher told him. Months later, it was his own father on trial. This time the sentence was banishment to a re-education camp, not death. Yet it left the family tainted, despised, and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward. Escape seemed the only solution, and it would be twelve-year-old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey first. This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening - to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781460758625
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rising Heart
             

            Rising Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Pronounce Knife

            How to Pronounce Knife (Hardback)

            By Thammavongsa, Souvankham

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            In her stunning debut, Souvankham Thammavongsa captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. An ex-boxer turned nail salon worker falls for a pair of... immaculate hands; a mother and daughter harvest earthworms in the middle of the night; a country music-obsessed housewife abandons her family for fantasy; and a young girl's love for her father transcends language. Uncannily and intimately observed, written with prose of exceptional precision, the stories in How to Pronounce Knife speak of modern location and dislocation, revealing lives lived in the embrace of isolation and severed history - but not without joy, humour, resilience, and constant wonder at the workings of the world.
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            ISBN 9781526610430
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Escaping Nazi Germany: One Woman's Emigration from Heilbronn to England
              

            Escaping Nazi Germany: One Woman's Emigration from Heilbronn to England (Hardback)

            By Schloer, Professor Joachim

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            • Pub Date
              17 Sep 20

            Carefully piecing together the personal letters of Alice 'Leisel' Schwab, Escaping Nazi Germany tells the important story of one woman's emigration from Heilbron to England. From the decision to leave her family and emigrate alone, to gaining her independence as a shop worker and... surviving the Blitz, to the reunion with her brother and parents in England and shared grief as they learn about the fate of family members who died in the Holocaust, her story provides powerful insight into both the everyday realities of German-Jewish refugees in Britain and the ability of letters and life-writing to create transnational networks during times of trauma and separation. Elegantly written and deeply researched, Joachim Schloer's emphatic and unflinching re-telling of Alice Schwab's life sheds new light on the Jewish experience of persecution during the Holocaust and adds nuances to current debates on emigration, memory, and identity. This book is an essential primary resource for scholars of modern European history and Jewish studies, offering a compelling and intimate route into understanding what it meant to be a Jewish refugee caught up in the tragic and tumultuous events of World War II.
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            ISBN 9781350154124
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Refugees: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Refugees: A Very Short Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Loescher, Gil

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            • Pub Date
              28 May 21

            Refugees are one of the great contemporary challenges the world is confronting, and the international community struggles to provide adequate responses to refugee needs. Gil Loescher explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary refugee crisis for both sending and rece...iving states, for global order, and for refugees themselves.
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            ISBN 9780198811787
            Released NZ 28 May 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Do, Anh

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            Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

            ISBN 9781742372389
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Homes: A Refugee Story
             

            Homes: A Refugee Story (Paperback)

            By Rabeeah, Abu Bakr al; Yeung, Winnie

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            The story of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, a young boy whose family moved from Iraq to Syria just before the start of the Syrian civil war. In 2014 his family finally found safety in immigrating to Edmonton, Canada.

            ISBN 9781988298283
            Released NZ 15 May 2018
            Publisher Broadview Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Girl Who Smiled Beads

            The Girl Who Smiled Beads (Paperback)

            By Wamariya, Clemantine; Weil, Elizabeth

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            When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. they sought refuge where they could find it, and escaped when refuge became imprisonment. After spending six years seeking refuge in eight different countries, Clemantine and Claire were granted refugee status ...in America and began a new journey.
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            ISBN 9781786090508
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What Do We Owe to Refugees?

            What Do We Owe to Refugees? (Paperback)

            By Owen, David

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            Who are refugees? Who, if anyone, is responsible for protecting them? What forms should this protection take? In a world of people fleeing from corrupt governments, civil wars, state failure, famine and environmental disasters, these are politically urgent and ethically pressing ...questions. In this book, David Owen reveals how the contemporary politics of refugee protection is structured by two rival pictures of refugees, and traces their roots in the history of refugee protection. By reconstructing this history, he proposes a way of understanding the value and purpose of the institution of refugeehood that moves us beyond our current impasse. Distinguishing between what is owed to refugees in general and what is owed to different types of refugee, Owen provides a clear account of the responsibilities of refugee protection and the forms of international co-operation required to discharge them. At a time when refugee protection is once again prominent on the international agenda, this book offers a guide to understanding the challenges it raises and why addressing it matters for all of us, citizen and refugee alike.
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            ISBN 9781509539741
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Political Theory Today
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