Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Children's Picture Books About Leaving and Loss


  1. Akbarpour, Ahmad. (2009). Good Night, Commander. Illustrated by Morteza Zahedi. Translated by Helen Mixter & Shadi Eskandani. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  2. Armand, Glenda. (2011). Love Twelve Miles Long. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. New York: Lee & Low.
  3. Andrews, Jan. (1999). The Auction. Illustrated by Karen Reczuch. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.

  4. Bley, Anette.(2007). And What Comes After a Thousand? La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller Books.
  5. Campbell, Nicola I. (2008). Shin-chi's Canoe. Illustrated by Kim Lafave.Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  6. Campbell, Nicola I. (2005). Shi-shi-etko. Illustrated by Kim Lafave.Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  7. Croza, Laurel. (2010). I Know Here. Illustrated by Matt James. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  8. dePaola, Tomie. (2000). Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs. New York: Puffin.
  9. Drawson, Blair. (1997). Flying Dimitri. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  10. Garay, Luis. (1997). The Long Road. Toronto, ON: Tundra Books
  11. Garland, Sherry. (1997). The Lotus Seed.Illustrated by Tatsuro Kiuchi. New York: HMH Books.
  12. Greenfield, Eloise. (2006). When The Horses Ride By: Children in the Time of War. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. New York: Lee & Low.
  13. from When The Horses Ride By: Children in the Time of War. 
  14. Isadora, Rachel. (1994). At the Crossroads. New York: HarperTrophy.
  15. Jiménez, Francisco. (1998). La Mariposa. Illustrated by Simón Silva. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 
  16. Johnson, Angela. (1995). The Leaving Morning. Illustrated by David Soman. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
  17. Landowne, Youme. (2004). Selavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
  18. Lipp, Frederick. (2001). The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh. Illustrated by Ronald Himler. New York: Holiday House.

  19. Lofthouse, Liz. (2007). Ziba Came on a Boat. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen. La Jolla, CA: Kane Miller Books.
  20. Loyie, Larry, and Constance Brissenden. (2002). As Long as the River Flow. Illustrated by Heather Holmund. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  21. Olmos, Gabriela. (2013). I Dreamt...A Book About Hope. Illustrations by a variety of artists. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.

  22. Parks, Frances. (2002). Good-Bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Books.
  23. Park, Frances and Ginger Park. (1998). My Freedom Trip: A Child’s Escape from North KoreaIllustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press.
  24. Ramirez, Antonio. (2010). Napi funda un pueblo/Napi Makes a Village. Illustrated by Domi. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  25. Roberts-Davis, Tonya. (2004). We Need to Go to School: Voices from the Rugmark Children. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Press.
  26. Russell, Barbara Timberlake. (2004). The Remembering Stone. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

  27. Santiago, Chioro. (2002).  Home to Medicine Mountain. Illustrated by Judith Lowry. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
  28. Schimel, Lawrence. (2011). Let's Go See Papa. Illustrated by Alba Marina Rivera. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  29. Shin, Sun Yung. (2004). Cooper’s Lesson. Illustrated by Kim Cogan. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press. 
  30. Sterling, Shirley (Salish Nation). (1992/1998). My Name is Seepeetza. Toronto, ON: Groundwood.
  31. Tingle, Tim (Chocktaw). (2010). Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light. Illustrated by Karen Clarkson. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
  32. Watson, Renee. (2010). A Place Where Hurricanes Happen. Illustrated by Shadra Strickland. New York: Random House.

  33. Wallace, Ian. (2005). Mavis and Merna. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  34. Williams, Mary. (2005). Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. New York: Lee & Low.
  35. Williams, Vera B. (2007). A Chair for My Mother. New York: Greenwillow.

  36. Winter, Jeannette. (2009). Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan. New York: BeachLane Books.
  37. Winter, Jeannette. (2005). The Librarian of Basra: 
  38. A True Story from Iraq. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
  39. Winter, Jeanette. (2007). Angelina’s Island. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  40. Yang, Belle. (2004). Hannah is My Name. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick.
  41. Yee, Paul. (1996). Ghost TrainIllustrated by Harvey Chan. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
  42. Yoo, Paula.  (2005).  Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds:  The Sammy Lee Story.  Illustrated by Dom Lee.  New York:  Lee & Low.





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