Afghan/Afghan American

6,000 Miles to Freedom: Two Boys and Their Flight from the Taliban

by Stephane Marchetti

Age 16 or older

Themes: Graphic Novel, Human Rights Violation: Child Soldiers, Loss of Childhood, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Starred Review, Trauma & Healing, Unaccompanied Minors

A Galaxy of Sea Stars

by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Religious Background: Muslim

A Refugee’s Journey from Afghanistan

by Helen Mason

Age 09 or older

Themes: Refugee Camp, Refugee: War/Conflict

A Season for Building Houses

by Authors: Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete

Age 12 or older

Themes: Anthology, Coming of Age, Cross-Group Friendship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Parents, Genre: Poetry, Multilingual: Various, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Unspecified, Refugee: War/Conflict

A Sky-Blue Bench

by Bahram Rahman

Age 04 or older

Themes: Award Winner, Canadian Connection, Educator Resource, Own Voices/Lived Experience

El cielo de Afganistan (The Sky of Afghanistan)

by Ana A. de Eulate

Age 05 or older

Themes: Non-English Book: Spanish, Refugee: Persecution, Religious Background: Muslim

Four Feet, Two Sandals

by Khadra Mohammed

Age 07 or older

Themes: Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: Video, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

I Remember Warm Rain

by Aruna Kenyi, Hassan Jeylani, Nasra Hassan, Navid Sabeti, Abdiaziz Mohemud, Hashim Abdi, Ridwan Hassan, Estella Omal, Hamid Karimian, Farah Jama, Mohamed Rashid Isaack, Jackson Benjamin, Kahiye Hassan, Aqila Sharafyar, Ali Mohamed

Themes: Anthology, Citizenship, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Family Separation: On Journey, Immigrant: Reunion of Family, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Undocumented, Refugee: Unspecified, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Trauma & Healing

I’m an Immigrant Too

by Mem Fox

Age 04 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, Generation: 2nd, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Education, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict

If You See a Bluebird

by Bahram Rahman

Age 05 or older

Themes: Animals, Canadian Connection, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict

In Search of Safety: Voices of Refugees

by Susan Kuklin

Age 14 or older

Themes: Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Genre: Historical, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Recommended: "Cartography" Companion Reads, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Sexual Violence, Refugee: Undocumented, Refugee: War/Conflict

Mahtab’s Story

by Libby Gleeson

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

Mud City (Breadwinner, Book 3)

by Deborah Ellis

Age 11 or older

Themes: Refugee Camp, Refugee: War/Conflict

Mustafa

by Marie-Louise Gay

Age 05 or older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Educator Resource, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Family Relationship: Parents, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

My City Was a Sparkling Jewel: Voices of Newcomer Youth from Afghanistan

by Green Card Voices

Age 11 or older

Themes: Anthology, Citizenship, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

One More Mountain (Breadwinner, Book 5)

by Deborah Ellis

Age 10 or older

Themes: Canadian Connection, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Immigrant: Education, Refugee: Persecution, Religious Background: Muslim, The Arts

Parvana’s Journey (Breadwinner, Book 2)

by Deborah Ellis

Age 11 or older

Themes: Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Saving Kabul Corner

by N.H. Senzai

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Economic, Multiracial Identity

Shooting Kabul

by N.H. Senzai

Age 09 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

by Mary Beth Leatherdale

Age 09 or older

Themes: Anthology, Canadian Connection, Discrimination: Racial, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Engagement Tool: Video, Genre: Historical, Recommended: "Cartography" Companion Reads, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

Story Boat

by Kyo Maclear

Age 03 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Ukrainian/English, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Family Relationship: Siblings, Refugee Journey, Welcoming by Community, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

The Breadwinner (Breadwinner, Book 1)

by Deborah Ellis

Age 11 or older

Themes: Family Separation: By Detention, Loss of Childhood

The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

by Deborah Ellis

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Separation: By Detention, Loss of Childhood

The Carpet: An Afghan Family Story

by Dezh Azaad

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

The Lines We Cross

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Age 12 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Immigration Status, Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Parents, Refugee: War/Conflict

The Roses in My Carpets

by Rukhsana Khan

Age 06 or older

Themes: Loss of Childhood, Refugee Camp

The Sky at Our Feet

by Nadia Hashimi

Age 08 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Cross-Group Friendship, Deportation, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: By Detention, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Education, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual

The Sky of Afghanistan

by Ana A. de Eulate

Age 05 or older

Themes: Refugee: Persecution, Religious Background: Muslim

The Waiting Place: When Home is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found

by Dina Nayeri

Age 8 or older

Themes: Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp

Words in the Dust

by Trent Reedy

Age 09 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Parents