Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781554518968
Characteristics: 56 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Shakespeare, Eleanor - Illustrator


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GSPLMette Jan 10, 2018

Beautifully illustrated and filled with compassion, this book is a helpful tool to introduce the experience of refugees, war, and persecution to young readers. Reading this book to my 8-yr-old son prompted many questions from him, including, "what is a refugee?", "What happened in Syria", and "Is Canada good to refugees?"

I highly recommend this title!

ArapahoeKati 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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