Iraqi/Iraqi American

A Destiny Borrowed

by Noor Sager

Age 12 or older

Themes: Generation: 1st, Genre: Fantasy & Folklore, Own Voices/Lived Experience

A Refugee’s Journey from Iraq

by Ellen Rodger

Age 09 or older

Themes: Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution

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

Banana Dream

by Hasan Namir

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by Individual

Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees

by Deborah Ellis

Age 12 or older

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

Far From Home: Refugees and Migrants Fleeing War, Persecution, and Poverty

by Cath Senker

Age 11 or older

Themes: Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

Hidden

by Miriam Halahmy

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Deportation, Refugee: Undocumented, Refugee: War/Conflict

Hollow Fires

by Samira Ahmed

Age 12 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Racial, Discrimination: Religious, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

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

IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq

by IraqiGirl

Age 12 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Refugee: War/Conflict

Lost Boys

by Darcey Rosenblatt

Age 10 or older

Themes: Family Separation: By Detention, Human Rights Violation: Child Soldiers, Loss of Childhood, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

My America

by Karen Katz

Age 02 or older

Themes: Celebrations, Immigrant: Education, Multilingual Character

No Safe Place

by Deborah Ellis

Age 12 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Human Rights Violation: Trafficking, Migrant Smuggling, Refugee: Undocumented, Refugee: War/Conflict, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Not The Girls You’re Looking For

by Aminah Mae Safi

Age 12 or older

Themes: Celebrations: Ramadan, Discrimination: Racial, Family Relationship: Siblings, LGBTQIA+, Multiracial Identity, Religious Background: Muslim

Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein

by Ali Fadhil

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Loss of Childhood, Religious Background: Muslim

Remembering Mom’s Kubbat Halab

by Medeia Sharif

Age 04 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Death of Family or Friend

Shoham’s Bangle

by Sarah Sassoon

Age 07 or older

Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Genre: Historical, Immigrant: Religious Freedom, Religious Background: Jewish

Silent Music

by James Rumford

Age 05 or older

Themes: Educator Resource, Loss of Childhood, The Arts, Welcoming Library: Core Picture Books (Current)

The Aurantium Tree

by Samar Khuder

Age 04 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Community

The Flag of Childhood: Poems From the Middle East

by Naomi Shihab Nye (Selected by)

Age 08 or older

Themes: Anthology, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Storytelling, Discrimination: Racial, Genre: Poetry

The White Zone

by Carolyn Marsden

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Religious, Loss of Childhood, Religious Background: Muslim