Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas

Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Book - 2017
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A treacherous voyage across the open seas is the last hope for safety and freedom for five young people from around the world. The phenomenon of desperate refugees risking their lives to reach safety is not new. For hundreds of years, people have left behind family, friends, and all they know in hope of a better life. This book presents five true stories 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; Jos#65533; tries to reach the U.S. from Cuba; Najeeba flees Afghanistan and the Taliban; Mohamed, an orphan, runs from his village on the Ivory Coast. Aimed at middle grade students, Stormy Seas combines a contemporary collage-based design, sidebars, fact boxes, timeline and further reading to produce a book that is ideal for both reading and research. Readers will gain new insights into a situation that has constantly been making the headlines.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press Ltd., [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781554518968
Branch Call Number: J 305.906914 Lea
Characteristics: 56 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour 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 real-life person. Age appropriate for older elementary-aged readers.

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