Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Stories of Young Boat Refugees

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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781554518951
1554518954
9781554518968
1554518962
Branch Call Number: J 305.906914 LEATHERDALE
Characteristics: 56 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 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... Read More »


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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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