Recommended reading and films

 

Engaging immigration

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate
by Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang Young, 2018

Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis
by Issam Smeir, Matthew Soerens, Stephan Bauman, 2016

 

Stories and Memoirs

The Story of My Life: An Afghan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky
by Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary, 2005

Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard
by Mawi Asgedom, 2002

Call Me American: A Memoir
by Abdi Nor Iftin, 2018

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in America
by Helen Thorpe, 2018

Lost Boy No More: A True Story of Survival and Salvation
by Abraham Nhial & DiAnn Mills, 2004

The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
by Mary Pipher, 2003

Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness
by Tracy Kidder, 2009

Between Earth and Sky (Documentary)
by Kalyanee Mam & David Mendez, 2009

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman, 1997

What is the What?
by Dave Eggers, 2006

The Other Side of the Sky: A Memoir
by Farah Ahmedi, 2012

The Lightless Sky
by Gulwali Passarlay, 2017

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis
by Patrick Kingsley, 2017

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea
by Melissa Fleming, 2017

Amreeka (Film)
by Cherien Dabis, 2009

I Live Here (Pantheon Graphic Library)
by Mia Kirshner et al, 2008

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East
by Sandy Tolan, 2008

 

Cross cultural engagement and humility

When Helping Hurts
by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkertm, 2014

Hummus, Haircuts, and Henna Parties
by Fouad Masri, 2009

Woman to Woman
by Joy Loewen, 2010

Cross Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting in Around the World
by Duane Elmer, 2002

Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry
by Duane Elmer, 1994

Tangible: Making God Known Through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth
by Chris Sicks, 2013

Figuring Foreigners Out
by Craig Storti, 2000

I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
by Izzeldin Abuelaish, 2011

Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time
by Jeremy Courtney, 2013

Human Flow (documentary)
by Ai Weiwei, 2017

Hana and Saeed (short video)
by World Relief, 2016

 

Books for Kids

Sea Prayer
by Khaled Hosseini, 2018

The Sandwich Swap
by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, 2010

Four Feet, Two Sandals
by Karen Lynn Williams, 2007

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan
by Mary Williams, 2005

Azzi in Between
by Sarah Garland, 2012

My Two Blankets
by Irena Kobald, 2015

Teacup
by Rebecca Young, 2016

The Journey
by Francesca Sanna, 2016

My Beautiful Birds
by Suzanne Del Rizzo, 2017

One Good Thing About America
by Ruth Freeman, 2017

Where Will I Live? 
by Rosemary McCarney, 2017

 

Additional Resources

UNHCR Figures at a Glance

UNHCR News

Favorite Videos, World Relief

Interactive World Map showing Refugee Movement, The Refugee Project

World Migration Reports, International Organization for Migration 

Migration Profiles by Nation, Global Forum on Migration and Development