Congolese/Congolese American

A Refugee’s Journey from The Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Ellen Rodger

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Separation: On Journey, Human Rights Violation: Child Soldiers, Refugee Journey, 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

Blue Gold

by Elizabeth Stewart

Age 12 or older

Themes: Human Rights Violation: Child Labor, Refugee Camp, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

by Michel Chikwanine

Age 10 or older

Themes: Family Separation: On Journey, Human Rights Violation: Child Soldiers, Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

Each of Us a Universe

by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Age 08 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend, Welcoming by Community, Welcoming by Individual

How Dare The Sun Rise

by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Age 15 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: War/Conflict, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Kende! Kende! Kende!

by Kirsten Cappy

Age 04 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: French/English, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Family, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Multilingual Character, Non-English Featured Words: Lingala, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by Community

Moonwalking

by Zetta Elliott

Age 10 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Own Voices/Lived Experience

One Good Thing About America

by Ruth Freeman

Age 08 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Refugee: War/Conflict