Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Book Review - Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants

Children in Our World: Refugees and Migrants

About the Book
With our 24/7 news cycle and constant access to the latest headlines, the world can be a scary place. Now imagine you're a child trying to make sense of it all! What does this news mean? How does it affect me? That's where Children in Our World can help. This beautifully illustrated non-fiction series takes a timely look at today's biggest issues and sensitively explains the crises that dominate the news in an appropriate way for young children. Each book uses relatable comparisons, carefully researched text, and striking illustrations to help kids understand the many difficulties that children just like them face in the world today. Refugees and Migrants discusses the questions What does it mean to be a refugees or a migrant? Why would people leave their homes? It answers kids' questions, offers reassurance, and empowers them with ways they can help those affected. Where issues are not appropriate to describe in words, award-winning illustrator Hanane Kai uses a deft hand to create powerful illustrations that help children visualize the people impacted by poverty, hunger, war, racism, and more. All of the images are sensitively rendered and perfectly suited for younger children. These books are an excellent cross-curricular resources use them to explore these important issues and tie them into discussions about food, wealth, compassion, empathy, and current affairs. (Ages 6-10)

My Take on the Book
This is a powerful book that will really open your eyes to the world around you and what you and your child can do to make substantive change to impact refugees and migrants in the world today. The book really explores issues that I know that I want my own daughters to learn about and ones that they may not be effected by within our own community. Just recently we were talking about some topics that related to this when some news stories came on the television and the kids were asking questions. This book was a great resource that really allowed us to talk further but also talk about practical things that they can do to make the world a better place! Very well written book that will allow you to connect closer as a family!

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