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Book cover of Other Words for Home showing the profile of a girl with medium brown skin wearing a pink head scarf.

Kids' Books for World Refugee Day

Celebrate refugees around the world - get to know their stories! Established in 2001, World Refugee Day is internationally recognized on June 20th every year. The United Nations designated the day to celebrate and honor the lives of resilient people who have had to flee their home countries to escape catastrophes like war, persecution, and natural disaster. 

Discover more library resources to honor World Refugee Day, including our audio-visual exhibit Momentos from Home (online and in branches) ways to help, and the children's books below.