Stories about Refugees and Immigrants

Picture Books about Refugees — fiction and nonfiction

(please keep in mind that the picture book format includes books intended for teen/adult readers;
click on the title to read my reviews which include age suggestions)

Adrift at Sea
Afghan Dreams
Always Remember Me
Anne Frank
Azzi in Between
The Banana Leaf Ball
Bartali’s Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy’s Secret Hero
Bright Star
Brothers in Hope
The Butterfly
The Color of Home
The Day War Came
Dia’s Story Cloth
A Different Pond
Dreams of Freedom
Escape: One Day We Had to Run

Four Feet Two Sandals
From the Tops of the Trees
The Grand Mosque of Paris
The Greatest Skating Race
Hamzat’s Journey
Hear My Voice: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States
His Name was Raoul Wallenberg
How I Learned Geography
How Many Days to America?
How War Changed Rondo
Idriss and His Marble
Irene Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto
Irene’s Jars of Secrets
The Journey
La Frontera: El viagje con papa/My Journey with Papa
The Lion and the Unicorn

Mali Under the Night sky
Marwan’s Journey
Me and My Fear
Mexique: A Refugee Story from the Spanish Civil War
Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary
Mohammed’s Journey
The Most Beautiful Thing
Mr. Benjamin’s Suitcase
Muktar and the Camels
My Beautiful Birds
My Father’s Boat
My Name is Sangoel
My Name was Hussein
My Secret War Diary
Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued
Niños: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile
Our Journey from Tibet
Passage to Feedom

Sea Prayer
Stepping Stones
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees
Terrible Things
The Three Lucys
What is a Refugee?
Where Will I Live?
Why Am I Here?
Yusra Swims

Novels about Refugees/Asylum Seekers

The Bone Sparrow
Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk
Catherine’s War
Chance: Escape from the Holocaust
The Day My Father Became a Bush
Efren Divided
An Elephant in the Garden
The Eleventh Trade
Escape from Aleppo
Escape from Syria
Everything Sad is Untrue
The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle
My Havana
Home of the Brave
The House of Sixty Fathers
Inside Out & Back Again
Journey of Dreams
Land of the Cranes
The Little Riders
A Long Pitch Home
A Long Walk to Water
Lost Boy Lost Girl
Nowhere Boy
Odette’s Secrets
The Only Road
Oranges in No Mans Land
The Red Pencil

Samira Surfs
Sleeping with the Light On
Tasting the Sky
Twenty and Ten
The Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees
Welcome to Nowhere
When Stars Are Scattered
Without Refuge

Picture Books about Immigration — fiction and nonfiction

The Arabic Quilt: An Immigration Story
The Arrival
Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
Goodbye 382 Shin Dang Dong
Grandfather’s Journey
Her Right Foot
How My Parents Learned to Eat
I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story
I is for Immigrant
I’m New Here
King of the Sky
Leaving China
The Matchbox Diary
Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist
Saffron Ice Cream
A Sky Without Lines
Someone New
The Thanksgiving Door
Their Great Gift
We Came to America

Chapter-length Books about Immigration

Front Desk
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel
Three Keys
The Turtle of Michigan
The Turtle of Oman