12 Teen Books About Refugees

An eye-opening look at refugees' lives

Imagine having to leave your home, family, friends and possessions behind to embark on a long, dangerous journey to a completely strange place and an uncertain future. What must that be like? These books give you just a hint of the incredible struggles faced by those fleeing poverty, danger and persecution for an uncertain but hopeful future.

You can now read stories written by refugees living in Scotland in our Stories of Home project


Tropical Secrets cover

1. Tropical Secrets

Margarita Engle
The Good Braider cover

2. The Good Braider

Terry Farish
Mosi's War cover

3. Mosi's War

Cathy MacPhail
Threads cover

6. Threads

Sophia Bennett
Shelter cover

7. Give Me Shelter

Tony Bradman
Exodus cover

8. Exodus

Julie Bertagna
Arrival Cover

9. The Arrival

Shaun Tan
Refugee Boy cover

12. Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust