Posted on 07/13/2018 at 12:00 PM by Jeffrey Bruner

The largest refugee crisis since World War II is making its way to children’s literature, reports NPR.

More than a dozen books starring resilient young refugees are headed for publication this fall, and they target a range of ages — from preschoolers to teens.

Vicky Smith, children's editor at Kirkus Reviews, told NPR that the trend started in 2015 with the Middle East crises and hasn’t let up as a wave of Central and South Americans head to the U.S. 

“It is a real desire on the part of authors, illustrators and publishers to respond to the crisis in a way that is proactive and helpful,” she said.

 

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