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A powerful and necessary picture book - the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known. Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came. Imagine it turned your town to rubble. Imagine going on a long and difficult journey - all alone. Imagine finding no welcome at the end of it. Then imagine a child who gives you something small but very, very precious ... When the government refused to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies was so angry she wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, education, kindness, the hope of a future. The poem has become this book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, which should prove a powerful aid for explaining the ongoing refugee crisis to younger readers.
Illustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate things that make us special and how we can communicate who we are to others.
Friends Marwa and Ahmad are playing near their village when they find a little yellow bottle. They don't realize until it is too late that it is an unexploded bomb, dropped from warplanes that fly over their village. When Ahmad picks it up to play with it, both he and Marwa are hurt.
Fleeing her war-torn country with her parents, Azzi tries to begin a new life in a new country.
A story about bodies and gender for every body! A nature-based, inclusive, body positive story of gender. Inviting every body back to the circle. --from publisher