Picture Books About Refugee Experiences and Perspectives
These picture books about refugee experiences and perspectives will help you explore the experiences of refugees with the children you teach. Importantly, sharing these stories will also help promote the development of empathy as children put themselves into the shoes of those who are forced to leave their homes in search of safety and freedom.
- what is a refugee?
- why do people leave their homes, families and countries to become refugees?
- what dangers do refugees encounter?
- how does it feel to be a refugee in a new country?
- how can we help people who come as refugees and immigrants to Australia to feel at home here?
Click on the book covers to access lesson plans and teaching resources to go with each book.
If you’re a relief teacher, these books are wonderful to take with you into the classroom to be read whenever you have time. Even if the teacher I’m replacing has left a plan for the day, I often read one of these books while the children are having their fruit break. If no plan has been left for the day, you can base a wonderful literacy and even art lesson around any one of these picture books.
New picture books, lesson plans and activities are being added regularly so check back soon.