Reading List: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story


Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.

Lists will be curated by the Turning the Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage. They will help to expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.

All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide website:

The following books are chosen for Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story  Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, & Christian Barry
List curated by Tracey Mitchell.

All titles below are 20% to 50% off during the run of the show only!

Adult Non-Fiction

The Naked Don’t Fear the Water: An Underground Journey with Afghan Refugeess
by Matthieu Akins

Homes: A Refugee Story
by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah & Winnie Yeung

Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home
by Mondiant Dogon with Jenna Krajeski

The Kitchen without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Immigrants and Refugees
by The Eat Offbeat Chefs

The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World
by Jonathan Freedland

Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes
by Adam Hochschild

How to Be a Refugee: One Family’s Story of Exile and Belonging
by Simon May

Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World
by Gaia Vince

Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism
by Harsha Walia

Adult Fiction

The Boat People
by Sharon Bala

What Strange Paradise
by Omar El Akkad

The Deceptions
by Suzanne Leal

How to Pronounce Knife: Stories
by Souvankham Thammavongsa

by Kim Thuy

Middle Years and Young Adult Books

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
by Thi Bui

by Alan Gratz

Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants & Refugees
by Jen Sookfong Lee

We Are Not From Here
by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Other Words for Home
by Jasmine Warga

Children’s Books

What is a Refugee?
by Elise Gravel

The Suitcase
by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

by Kyra Teis


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