Sierra Leonean/Sierra Leonean American

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

by Ishmael Beah

Age 16 or older

Themes: Child Soldiers, Death of Family or Friend, Loss of Childhood, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee: War/Conflict

Diamonds in the Shadow

by Caroline Clooney

Age 12 or older

Themes: Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by Individual

The Bite of the Mango

by Mariatu Kamara

Age 12 or older

Themes: Child Soldiers, Family Separation: On Journey, Loss of Childhood, Refugee: Sexual Violence, Refugee: War/Conflict

The Stars at Oktober Bend

by Glenda Millard

Age 12 or older

Themes: Child Soldiers, Cross-Group Friendship, Refugee: War/Conflict, The Arts