Ethiopian American

Refugee Boy

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in African (East), Ages 13 and up, England, Ethiopian American, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Survival | Comments Off on Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy By Benjamin Zephaniah Published by Bloomsbury Publishing “This book brings to light the plight of refugees everywhere…The book would be a great asset to students learning about diversity and how they should handle similar situations.” –Children’s Literature Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N       Description Alem is on holiday with his father for a few days in London. He has never been out of Ethiopia before and is very excited. They have a great few days togther until one morning when Alem wakes up in the bed and breakfast they...

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Give Me Shelter

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Ages 10 and up, Congolese, Ethiopian American, Iraqi, Kosovar American, Multicultural, Multinational/Multicultural, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Fleeing Persecution, Theme: Immigration, Theme: Refugee Life, Theme: Survival, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on Give Me Shelter

Give Me Shelter

Give Me Shelter Edited By Tony Bradman Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Book “It is a seriously important book…Most of all, we learn about the loneliness of being a refugee in a strange country.” –David Self, Paper Tigers Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description The phrase ‘asylum-seeker’ is one we see in the media all the time. It stimulates fierce and controversial debate, in arguments about migration, race and religion. The movement of people from poor or struggling countries to those where there may be opportunities...

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The Storyteller’s Beads

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in African (East), Ages 07 and up, Ethiopia, Ethiopian American, Sudan, Theme: Cultural Differences, Theme: Historical, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Religious Faith, Theme: Religious Persecution, Theme: Survival | Comments Off on The Storyteller’s Beads

The Storyteller’s Beads

The Storyteller’s Beads By Jane Kurtz Published by Harcourt Children’s Books “Although firmly grounded in the realities of Ethiopian life, which Kurtz (who grew up in Ethiopia) helps the reader see, hear, feel, and smell, the story is also universal, and will provoke reflection on prejudice, tolerance, and identity.” –Children’s Literature “This ultimately heartening novel is a solid addition to the growing body of middle-grade books for a multicultural world.” –Kathleen Isaacs, School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N...

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Faraway Home

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in African (East), Ages 06 and up, Ethiopian American, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships | Comments Off on Faraway Home

Faraway Home

Faraway Home By Jane Kurtz Illustrated by E.B. Lewis Published by Gulliver Books/Harcourt Books “Like Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey (1993), this picture book captures the immigrant experience when generations live far apart and even happy family life is mixed with longing for “back home.” –Booklist Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description As her father prepares for a trip back to his childhood home in Ethiopia, Desta begins to worry. Where does her father truly belong–in the village of his youth or here in America with her? What was...

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Of Beetles and Angels

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in African (East), Ages 10 and up, Ethiopia, Ethiopian American, Theme: Education, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on Of Beetles and Angels

Of Beetles and Angels

Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard By Mawi Asgedom Published by Little, Brown and Company “Asgedom’s story is compelling; after three years in a refugee camp in the Sudan, his family—mother, father, brother, and sisters—made their way to the Chicago area where, thanks to their own faith and grit and the everyday generosity of their community, they managed to establish a life for themselves.” —Kirkus Review “What stays with you is the quiet, honest drama of a family’s heartrending journey.” —Booklist Find a copy...

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