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Books to educate and reflect on the plight of refugees in Australia.

A collection of books for young and old to commemmorate Refugee Week 2018. These books aim to raise awareness about the many issues affecting refugees today as well as celebrate the ongoing contribution that refugees make to Australian society.

  • Based on real events, this is the moving story of a little refugee girl's brave journey across the sea to make a new life, far from home. This lyrical story is accompanied by stunning illustrations by the acclaimed Robert Ingpen.

  • The night the Nazis take their mother away, three children escape in a dangerous scramble across the rooftops of Warsaw, where they have to learn to survive on their own. 

  • A moving tale of the power of the human spirit brought alive by Lucy Estela and award-winning illustrator Matt Ottley.

  • In 1979, Nam Le's family left Vietnam for Australia, an experience that inspires the first and last stories in The Boat. In between, however, Le's imagination lays claim to the world.

  • A beautiful, heartbreaking novel based on the true story of an Afghan boy's journey in search of a home.

  • Robin de Crespigny's The People Smuggler is the gripping, inspiring story of one man's escape from Saddam's Iraq to become 'the Oskar Schindler of Asia'.

  • Spellbinding and heartbreaking, Leila's Secret shows us everyday life for women in a country where it can be a crime to fall in love. But for all its tragedy, this unforgettable book is paradoxically uplifting, told from the heart of Kooshyar's immense sympathy, in the hope that each of us – and the stories we tell – can make a difference.

  • In Journey of a Thousand Storms Kooshyar Karimi, author of Leila’s Secret, tells his gripping personal story of surviving prison in Iran and life as a refugee before finding success in Australia.

  • A haunting coming-of-age novel from one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelists of the Year (2013), author of the acclaimed Beneath the Darkening Sky

  • A searing new Australian literary talent with a novel combining McCarthy's The Road with Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

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