Today is World Refugee Day and coincides with celebrations for Refugee Week in Australia. This year Refugee Week runs from Sunday 18 June to Saturday 24 June 2017 and provides an opportunity for us all to experience and celebrate the rich diversity of refugee communities.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, and for World Refugee Day 2017 has suggested we read a book about refugees.
QUT Library holds a wide collection of resources about refugees, including the following highly recommended reading.
Books for children:
- I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox
- Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman
- The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Children of War: Iraqi Refugees Speak by Deborah Ellis
- One Day We Had To Run by Sybella Wilkes
Titles for adults:
- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
- A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
- What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini