Spring 2019

The Global Refugee Crisis

Fleeing Conflict and Violence

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fueling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees contribute to and strain communities, and what kinds of solutions could help. Along the way, you’ll meet actual refugees and the people who are trying to help.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-54152-811-6
$37.32 $27.99
978-1-54154-394-2
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2019-01-01
BISACS YAN051120, YAN051260, YAN051090
Dewey 362.87
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1070
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Timeline

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Recommended for school and public libraries serving tweens and teens.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A timely and thought-provoking discussion of an urgent humanitarian issue . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.