May 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi | SLJ Review

Gr 7 Up –Told from the point of view of Destiny, this novel focuses on one Syrian family tragically affected by a senseless and brutal war.

Escape from Syria by Samya Kullab | SLJ Review

Gr 8 Up –Amina is one of millions of people affected by the ongoing Syrian conflict. Following a vicious attack in their home neighborhood, the teen and her family struggle to find normalcy amid the political chaos.

Black Lives Matter; Syrian Refugees | Scales on Censorship

Here’s advice on student protest requests, close-minded parents, and more.

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Patrick Ness Raised $1 Million for Refugees. But Don’t Call Him a Saint.

The YA author rallied 6,783 donors, including fellow authors, to contribute to his relief campaign for the global refugee crisis. Ness says that he just got “pissed off about 30 seconds before anyone else did.”

Six Things That Made my Patrick Ness Author Visit a Knockout Success

How a Virginia high school librarian researched, budgeted, got community buy-in and read-in, and otherwise prepared for a visit to her high school by “A Monster Calls” author Patrick Ness.

Syrian Refugees Welcomed to Canada with an SLJ Best Book

Distribution of Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson is part of IBBY Canada’s welcome program for refugee families.