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Refugee Week: 17 children’s book authors and illustrators who were refugees

Today’s contribution to this year’s Refugee Week is an international list of children’s authors, illustrators and publishers who were themselves refugees. I hope that with this list I can highlight the ways in which refugees have contributed to and become part of our rich history and heritage. Judith Kerr Anne Judith Kerr OBE (born 1923) […]

Refugee week: 75+ recent children’s books about the refugee experience

For today’s contribution to the UK’s Refugee Week I’ve compiled a list of recent children’s books which explore the refugee experience. All the books below are published either in or after 2010. In compiling this list I have referred to two earlier resources which focus on the same topic: Collecting Children’s Refugee Literature: A Bibliography […]

Refugee Week: Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland

Today sees the start of Refugee Week, a UK-wide programme of cultural and educational events that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. My contribution will be a week-long series looking at children’s books about refugees, and exploring children’s authors and illustrators who were themselves […]

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