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Stormy seas : stories of young boat refugees / Mary Beth Leatherdale and Eleanor Shakespeare.

Leatherdale, Mary Beth, author. (Author). Shakespeare, Eleanor, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 305.9069 LEA (Text) 33500012500138 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 305.9069 LEA (Text) 33500012500120 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j 305.9069 LEA (Text) 35500005867260 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781554518968
  • ISBN: 1554518962
  • ISBN: 9781554518951
  • ISBN: 1554518954
  • Physical Description: 56 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 54).
Summary, etc.: "A desperate last hope for safety and freedom. The plight of refugees risking their lives at sea has, unfortunately, made the headlines all too often in the past few years. This book presents five true stories, from 1939 to today, about young people who lived through the harrowing experience of setting sail in search of asylum: Ruth and her family board the St. Louis to escape Nazism; Phu sets out alone from war-torn Vietnam; José tries to reach the United States from Cuba; Najeeba fl es Afghanistan and the Taliban; and after losing his family, Mohamed abandons his village on the Ivory Coast in search of a new life. Stormy Seas combines a vivid and contemporary collage-based design with dramatic storytelling to produce a book that makes for riveting reading as well as a source of timely information. These remarkable accounts will give readers a keen appreciation of the devastating effects of war and poverty on youth like themselves, and helps put the mounting current refugee crisis into stark context."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Issued also in electronic formats.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
    *Starred Review* Leatherdale and Shakespeare's slim, gut-punch of a volume opens with a staggering statistic: "Sixty million of the world's seven billion people . . . have been forced to leave their homes because of war, persecution, or natural disasters." Five of those 60 million are profiled here, with snippets of interviews, key historical context, and photos of each teenage subject included on eye-catching collage spreads. Jewish Ruth boards an ocean liner to escape the Nazis in Germany, but the ship is repeatedly turned away. Phu leaves his family behind and flees Vietnam on a crowded boat, which was repeatedly attacked by pirates. José leaves with his family from Cuba, "bound for the United States and nothing is going to stop them." Najeeba and her family flee the Taliban in Afghanistan, while Mohamed endures four horrendous years of being moved around by human traffickers before finally attaining freedom and stability in Italy. The facts and statistics Leatherdale includes are undoubtedly shocking, but it's the refugees' personal stories and voices that make these accounts especially meaningful, particularly since each of the five ultimately survived their harrowing journeys. Shakespeare's dynamic, magazine-style spreads contain maps, headlines, photos, and evocative images rendered in torn paper and thick ink scrawls. Together, the words and images offer an affecting perspective on the plight of refugees and emphasizes that this human-rights crisis is an ongoing, urgent issue. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.

Eleanor Shakespeare is an illustrator and designer specializing in collage and photomontage image making. She works across publishing, editorial and design, and is the artist-in-residence at a high school in South London.

Subject: Refugees > Juvenile literature.
Refugee children > Juvenile literature.
Refugees > Anecdotes > Juvenile literature.
Refugee children > Anecdotes > Juvenile literature.
Refugee children
Refugees
Refugees
Refugee children
Refugees > Anecdotes.
Refugee children > Anecdotes.
Genre: Picture books.
Anecdotes.
Juvenile works.
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