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IRC x LA Public Library: World Refugee Day Reading List

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The IRC and the LA Public Library bring together your World Refugee Day reading list – Major works by refugee authors that have made an indelible impact to our society, or have brought to life the refugee experience to the United States and to the World.


A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

A Different Pond by Bao Phi

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen

In The Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner

Super Sad Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Dragonfish by Vu Tran

Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger

Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo