Is anyone buying a globe these days, rather than waiting to see when the ink on the borders can be permanent? Is anyone asking what is really happening to the lives of those affected by geopolitical change? Rosen's eloquent introduction precedes 12 fiction and nonfiction selections that illustrate the test of the human spirit when homelands no longer mean security. An international collection of writers places us in the caravan of souls, beset by sorrow and squalor, en route to a "better life." The drama of it all does not obscure the information. Teachers in various disciplines will appreciate the simple maps introducing each entry, and will be able to make good use of this volume in the Icarus World Issues series.