“For reasons both ethical and bureaucratic, child migrants rarely tell their own stories. Yet the world needs to hear them
if we are to find a way to end their suffering. In this valuable collection of reflections by activists and scholars, the
reader begins to hear children’s voices, to understand the lives of their caregivers, and to gain the possibility to stand
with them in solidarity.”—Donna R. Gabaccia, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto
“Serving Refugee Children is timely and it’s essential. The historical context provided by the introduction is a fact
often neglected when trying to understand the desperate act of leaving everything behind in search of—not a better life but
often, simply—a a life.
The narratives of service providers that have come out of their experience caring for detained youth are an invaluable historical
record and everlasting testimony. They reveal the human cost of policies fashioned by ideologues blinded by their own prejudices.
The simple act of listening to the stories of these children dignifies their saga and is, in itself, an act of social justice.”—Luis
Argueta, Director of the Documentary Series abUSEd: The Postville Raid, ABRAZOS, and The U Turn