Out of Iraq

Out of Iraq

Refugees' Stories in Words, Paintings, and Music

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
These stories of the War in Iraq and the refugees who survived the attacks, give an inside glimpse of the rule of Saddam Hussein, the impact of the U.S. invasion, and the role of the United Nations Refugee Agency.

Out of Iraq tells the stories of a number of Iraqi refugee families that have made Syria their home over the 5 years since the war in Iraq began. This book tells the stories of their flight from Iraq, the memories of home in the 'good old days' and their continued courage living as refugees.

Independent Publishing Group
"Somehow she has managed to write a book that is both emotional and complex, but one that children are draw to. . . . This is an important book. It gives us all a better understanding of the lives of refugees and, with that, a better understanding of the world in general." ?UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie
Since 2006, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees have fled to other countries?particularly neighboring Syria and Jordan?where many of them are still waiting for the time when they feel it is safe to return home. This book provides, in words and pictures, what life was like in Iraq before they left, why they were forced to flee, and how they feel about life as a refugee. Their stories are set against background information about Iraq, Saddam Hussain's rule, the invasion, and the subsequent civil war. The role of the United Nations High Commissions for Refugees (UNHCR) is outlined, and ideas for using the book in the classroom are also included.

& Taylor

Uses words and pictures to tell the stories of Iraqi families who have left their homes in Iraq and fled to Syria and Jordan where they wait for the time it will be safe for them to return home.

Publisher: London : Evans, 2010
ISBN: 9780237539306
Branch Call Number: J 305.9069 WIL
Characteristics: 70


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