Books About Immigrants and Refugees​

Immigration, refugees, and borders are nearly constant topics in the news today, and for children, sometimes these stories can be scary and hard to understand (especially the current situation at the US/Mexican border with families being separated).


Reading stories about immigrants and refugees can help children better understand what it is like to be in the shoes of someone immigrating or fleeing, and can be a way to open conversations about the news with your children. I've compiled a list of links where you can find good books on these topics to read to or read with your child. These can also be a stepping stone to discussing with your child the people in your family who have immigrated or been refugees.


Brightly's list of 15 inspiring books about immigration


Publisher's Weekly list of books about refugees


Book Riot's list of 100 books about refugees


Book Riot's list of books on the immigrant experience​