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The Cat I Never Named by
In Bihac, Bosnia, in 1992, sixteen-year-old Amra and her family face starvation and the threat of brutal ethnic violence as Serbs and Bosnians clash, while a stray cat, Maci, provides solace.
While on vacation in San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Kiku finds herself displaced to the Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother was forcibly relocated to during World War II. After finding herself "stuck" in the 1940s, Kiku adjusts to the harsh life of the camp and experiences how the internees managed to create a community and commit small acts of resistance in order to survive.
The Weight of Our Sky by
During the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome violence, her own OCD, and prejudices in order to find her way home to her mom.
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by
Teenager Tareq enjoyed a humble but peaceful life with his family in Syria until a bomb strike destroyed their happiness with one fatal blast. Their only hope of survival becomes to escape their homeland, but their new lives as refugees force them to face danger at every turn.
Indian artist and author Eric Gansworth tells the story of his life, his family, and his search for identity. Gansworth discusses the legacy of government boarding schools, the ramifications of his family being Onondaga among the Tuscarora, and the issues he has faced while trying to become an artist.
We Are Not Free by
Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco. Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted. Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps. In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.
Everything Sad Is Untrue by
As Khosrou (whom everyone calls Daniel) stands in front of his Oklahoma middle school classmates, he tries to tell them his story from the jasmine-scented city of Isfahan to the terrifying journey out of Iran steps ahead of the secret police to the refugee camps of Italy.
Butterfly Yellow by
At the end of the Vietnam War, hundreds of children were airlifted out and taken to America as refugees. Hang and her three-year-old brother Linh were to be two of those children, but Hang was deemed too old and denied a spot on the helicopter. Linh, however, was torn away from her and taken to family in Texas. Now eighteen, Hang travels to Texas to find her brother but is devastated to learn that he does not remember her or Vietnam, and has no interest in either. Along with an aspiring cowboy named LeeRoy, Hang gets a job at a ranch and tries to reconnect with her brother with LeeRoy's help.
They Called Us Enemy by
Japanese American actor and gay activist George Takei offers a graphic memoir of his years as a child in Japanese internment camps during World War II and how they impacted him, his parents, and the country.