Syrian/Syrian American

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Teen Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival: Young Readers’ Edition

by Melissa Fleming

Age 12 or older

Themes: Migrant Smuggling, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

by Atia Abawi

Age 12 or older

Themes: Death of Family or Friend, Loss of Childhood, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

A Refugee’s Journey from Syria

by Helen Mason

Age 09 or older

Themes: Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

After the Last Border

by Jessica Goudeau

Age 16 or older

Themes: Citizenship, Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Racial, Discrimination: Religious, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Multiracial Identity, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution

Dear World: A Syrian Girl’s Story of War and Plea for Peace

by Bana Alabed

Age 14 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Loss of Childhood, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

Escape from Aleppo

by N. H. Senzai

Age 09 or older

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

I’m an Immigrant Too

by Mem Fox

Age 04 or older

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

My Beautiful Birds

by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Age 06 or older

Themes: Loss of Childhood, Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, The Arts

Nowhere Boy

by Katherine Marsh

Age 09 or older

Themes: Allyship, Cross-Group Friendship, Death of Family or Friend, Education & Literacy, Engagement Tool: Discussion, Engagement Tool: I'm Your Neighbor Books Created, Family Separation: By Detention, Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Unaccompanied Minors, Welcoming by Individual

Other Words For Home

by Jasmine Warga

Age 09 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

Refugee

by Alan Gratz

Age 09 or older

Themes: Historical, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: Persecution, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Jewish, Religious Background: Muslim

Sadia

by Colleen Nelson

Age 12 or older

Themes: Community Action, Discrimination: Cultural, Family Relationship: Parents, Multiracial Identity, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

Salma the Syrian Chef

by Danny Ramadan

Age 04 or older

Themes: Education & Literacy, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Welcoming by Community

Saving Stella

by Bassel Abou Fakher

Age 04 or older

Themes: Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, The Arts

Sea Prayer

by Khaled Hosseini

Age 15 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey

by Margriet Ruurs

Age 05 or older

Themes: Bilingual Book: Arabic/English, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict

Team Fugee

by Dirk McLean

Age 10 or older

Themes: Adoption, Cross-Group Friendship

The Boy At the Back of the Class

by Onjali Q. Rauf

Age 08 or older

Themes: Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Welcoming by School

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

by Victoria Williamson

Age 09 or older

Themes: Cross-Group Friendship, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: On Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

by Don Brown

Age 15 or older

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

Tomorrow

by Nadine Kaadan

Age 05 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Parents

Tournament Fugee

by Dirk McLean

Age 10 or older

Themes: Death of Family or Friend, Family Relationship: Siblings, Refugee: War/Conflict

Welcome to Nowhere

by Elizabeth Laird

Age 09 or older

Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Generational Differences: Gender Roles, Refugee Journey, Refugee: War/Conflict
Welcome to the New World

Welcome to the New World

by Jake Halpern

Age 15 or older

Themes: Discrimination: Religious, Education & Literacy, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Asylee, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim

Without Refuge

by Jane Mitchell

Age 09 or older

Themes: Refugee Camp, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Asylee

Zenobia

by Morten Durr

Age 09 or older

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