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A refugee's journey from Iran

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  • J 305.9069 HUDA (CEN, OSH)

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Publication Information

New York : Crabtree Publishing, [2018]

Physical Description

32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.


When Iran's government threatens Zahra's family for speaking out against its actions, they decide to flee Iran and seek safety in Australia. The journey isn't easy. Many refugees have died on the boat trip across the Indian Ocean. Granted asylum after many months of waiting, Zahra and her family must adjust to a new life. Interspersed with facts about Iran and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the conflict there and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.


  • Leaving Iran
  • My homeland, Iran
  • Zahra's story: life before the conflict
  • The conflict in Iran
  • Zahra's story: living amid the conflict
  • Nations unite to send help
  • Zahra's story: fleeing from Tehran
  • What paths do refugees take?
  • Zahra's story: the journey to Australia
  • Some countries welcome refugees
  • Zahra's story: my new home in Brisbane
  • Challenges refugees face
  • You can help!

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