Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees
It’s not a new phenomenon. Author Mary Beth Leatherdale lends context to today’s heart-rending stream of refugees from Syria and other troubled countries in a discussion of her book Stormy Seas. Written for young adults – though Leatherdale’s presentation is geared to adults – it profiles five adolescents who fled their homelands between 1939 and 2006, setting sail to escape violence and oppressive regimes.
The event marks Welcoming Week (September 15-24), honoring the contributions of immigrants and refugees nationwide and highlighting efforts to build more welcoming communities.