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My Name is Not Refugee: 1

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A powerful and moving exploration that draws the young reader into each stage of the journey, inviting the chance to imagine the decisions he or she would make.

Since asylum can be a confusing issue for children (and even adults), here are some books that explore what it really means to flee your home and have to start your life over. Skills :It focuses on developing the following skills: empathy, gratitude, kindness, respect, equality, sharing, working together, thinking in role, imaginative response World Refugee Day is an international day of observance, held on June 20 each year. The day is dedicated to helping raise awareness and build a greater understanding of the situations which affect humans all over the world.This ‘quietly political’ side of the book is heightened by the way that it interacts directly with the reader, asking questions relating to the story and instigating a dialogue between child and co-reader. How did this come about? Was this planned from the onset? Kate Milner simply and clearly explains to a young audience the journey a refugee makes when fleeing their home. The book is narrated from the perspective of a young boy who is told by his mother that they have to leave their town as it is unsafe. As well as being highly illustrated to engage the young mind, the book includes small questions in separate boxes to try and get the reader to consider what it would be like if they were a refugee. This is an innovative way to engage a young audience and help them begin to empathize with the difficulties that refugees face. This is a superb book for children aged between 4-8, as it encourages young readers to think about the challenges faced by the character – great for comprehension. The questions allow readers to reflect on the story and gives them a deeper understanding into the experiences faced by refugees.

Each of the extension activities is designated a subject focusand is designed to deepen learning in skills and themes. Winner of the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award | June 2017 Book of the MonthAnd this book gives no indication of the refugee experience. It's so vague in its descriptions. It's so vague in every way. And it makes the whole thing seem more like an adventure - almost a holiday - than an experience caused by conflict and desperation. I'm also puzzled by why they seemed to leave grandma behind! In this increasingly complex and difficult world we live in, I've been looking for books that help to explain and support younger readers. They have often proven of immense value to myself and the dual appeal of texts like this to both adult and child cannot be ignored. Step towards children's books if you're struggling to find answers; there's something to be said for the pure poetics and the stylistic truths that can exist in this space. Education Shed Ltd, Severn House, Severn Bridge, Riverside North, Bewdley, Worcestershire, UK, DY12 1AB

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