Book list


Next time you hear about refugees on the news, spare a thought for what they have been through before they get to their place of safety.

Books for older readers

The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau

Can the people from the City of Ember find a place to settle and live at peace with their neighbours?

Divided City by Theresa Breslin

You can either adopt the bigotry of your culture, handed down through the generations. Or not.

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember is built to last, but the once bulging store rooms are empty now. What will the people do to help themselves?

The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

After their mother is shot by terrorists, Sade and Femi are hastily sent out of the country in utmost secrecy. They enter England illegally and find themselves refugees, alone in a strange country, while they wait to see if their father can also escape to safety.

Girl in Red by Gaye Hicyilmaz

Frankie is captivated by the Romanian gypsy girl who comes to live in his council block, but his mother leads the opposition fight to get them evicted.

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird

One day Tara is an ordinary schoolgirl, next day she is fleeing for her life to an Iranian refugee camp as an enemy alien. And where next?

Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley

It's bad enough, losing your family in a civil war. How can you put all your memories to one side and start a new life, in a different country?