South Sudanese Enrichment for Families
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School Outreach - Resources

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School Outreach Program - Resources

List of Books and Films about Sudanese Refugees & South Sudan

Fiction Books

PICTURE BOOKS
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams, 2005 (40 pages)
My Name is Sangoel by Karen Williams and Khadra Mohammed, 2009 (36 pages)

MIDDLE GRADE CHAPTER BOOKS
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, 2011 (128 pages)
Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, 2008 (272 pages)

YOUNG ADULT
Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca, 2014 (192 pages)
The Good Braider by Terry Farish, 2012 (224 pages)
A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk by Jan L. Coates, 2010 (291 pages)

ADULT
What is the What by Dave Eggers, 2007 (560 pages)
There is a Country: New Fiction from the New Nation of South Sudan edited by Nyuol Lueth Tong, 2013 (96 pages)  - not focused on refugees
While the Sun is Above Us by Melanie Schnell, 2012 (240 pages) - not focused on refugees
Beneath the Darkening Sky by Majok Tulba, 2012 (239 pages) - not focused on refugees

Nonfiction Books

CHILDREN
Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan
by John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech with Michael S. Sweeney and K.M. Kostyal, 2010 (160 pages)
Seed of South Sudan: Memoir of a “Lost Boy” Refugee by Majok Marier with Estelle Ford-Williamson, 2014 (192 pages)
A Refugee’s Journey from South Sudan (Leaving My Homeland) by Ellen Rodger, 2017 (32 pages)

YOUNG ADULT
They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak with Judy A. Bernstein, 2006 (334 pages)
God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir by John Bul Dau and Michael S. Sweeney, 2007 (304 pages)
Kakuma Girls: Sharing Stories of Hardship and Hope from Kakuma Refugee Camp by Clare Morneau, 2016 (184 pages)
Running for My Life: One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong with Mark Tabb, 2012 (240 pages)
My Life Under the Trees: The Story of a Lost Boy from South Sudan by Abraham Mangar with Jim Thompson, 2013 (204 pages)
The Journey of the Lost Boys by Joan Hecht, 2005 (168 pages)
Alek: My Life from Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel by Alek Wek, 2008 (232 pages)
Escaping Nightmares ... Living Dreams by Panther Ajak Mayen, 2017 (166 pages)

ADULT
Songs of a War Boy: My Story by Deng Thiak Adut with Ben McKelvey, 2016 (384 pages)
The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience by Mark Bixler, 2006 (288 pages)
Tears of a Mother: A Sudanese Survivor’s Story by Abeny Kucha Tiir, 2013 (108 pages)
Escape From Slavery by Francis Bok with Edward Tivnan, 2004 (304 pages)
War Child: A Child Soldier’s Story by Emmanuel Jal and Megan Lloyd Davies, 2010 (272 pages)
Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan by Nick Turse, 2016 (160 pages) - not focused on refugees
South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to the Civil War by Hilde F. Johnson, foreword by Desmond Tutu, 2016 (304 pages) - not focused on refugees
South Sudan: A New History for a New Nation by Douglas H. Johnson, 2016 (232 pages) - not focused on refugees
South Sudan: A Slow Liberation by Edward Thomas, 2015 (320 pages) - not focused on refugees
From Crisis to Calling: Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions by Sash Chanoff and David Chanoff

Films

Lost Boys of Sudan, directed by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, starring Peter Kon Dut and Santino Majok Chuor, 2004 (87 minutes) - Not Rated

God Grew Tired of Us, directed by Christopher Quinn, starring John Bul Dau, Panther Bior, and Daniel Abul Pach, 2007 (89 minutes) - PG

The Good Lie, directed by Philippe Falardeau, starring Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel, 2014 (120 minutes) - PG-13

Emmanuel Jal: War Child, directed by Christian Karim Chrobog, starring Emmanuel Jal, John Prendergast, Ted Dagne, Dan McCarey, and Sally Dudmesh, 2013 (91 minutes) - Not Rated