Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Eleanor Shakespeare takes you on the eye-opening and heartbreaking real journeys of five young people who flee their countries, risking their lives to find a safe place to call home. These chilling stories of courage, resilience, and survival will tug at your heart. … Continue reading Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

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Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone, in association with Girl Rising

Worldwide, more than 62 million girls are not in school. There are many barriers that prevent girls from attending schools such as poverty, child marriage, gender discrimination, sex trafficking, and slavery. Despite these hardships, some resilient, determined, and empowered girls are using their voice to change the world. In Girl Rising: Changing the World One … Continue reading Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone, in association with Girl Rising

Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

A brief history lesson In an effort to rescue Jewish children from the Nazi regime, the Kindertransport was created. The United Kingdom waved immigration paperwork to allow these children to escape persecution. The first Kindertransport arrived in London in 1938, bringing two hundred Jewish children from Berlin. In the nine months preceding World War II, … Continue reading Seeking Refuge by Irene N. Watts and illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker