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“After narrowly surviving an airstrike, Ghalib suddenly finds himself being forced to join the Kurdish Protection Units or else risk his life fleeing to Europe.” –Kirkus Reviews

Without Refuge

Written by Jane Mitchell
Published by Carolrhoda Books (R)

Thirteen-year-old Ghalib wishes his life could go back to normal. He wishes he could still hang out at the market with his friends, root for his favorite soccer team, even go to school. But civil war has destroyed his home. As violence rages around them, his family makes the difficult choice to flee Syria. Together they start out on a dangerous journey toward Europe. Along the way, they encounter closely guarded borders, hardscrabble refugee camps, and an ocean crossing that they may not survive. The gripping story of one boy’s journey to find refuge pays tribute to struggles millions of Syrians face in today’s real-world crisis.

Primary ISBN: 9781541500501

Available As: Hardcover
Middle Grade, Age 09 or older

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Setting: Syria

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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