12 Powerful Books in Honor of World Refugee Day

June 20th marks the annual observance of World Refugee Day.

According to the United Nations, World Refugee Day “commemorate[s] the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.”

For the fifth year in a row, the number of refugees around the world has reached a record high. Nearly 69 million people have fled their homes escaping violence, war, and persecution.

It’s more important than ever to bear witness to these stories, and to try and place ourselves in their shoes. Here are twelve unforgettable reads that offer insight into the refugee experience. After all, books are powerful tools for creating meaningful change.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads on my TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

Last year, I put together a TTT Beach Reads list. This week, I decided to look through my books to find Summer Reads on my TBR List. These are NOT books I’m planning to read this summer – those can be found on my 20 Books of Summer list – but are instead the unread books I own that I think would make for great summer reading.

 

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