Every child and adult needs a home. Children need somewhere safe where they can be happy, eat their meals with their family, play with their toys, and go to sleep at night without being afraid that their parents or friends won’t be there the next morning.
but many children all over the world have had to leave their homes because they are no longer safe. Because of war and conflict, they and their families have become refugees.
For them, life is hard and full of questions. In spite of everything, they find time to laugh, play, and make friends. And most importantly, they have hope that somewhere someone will welcome them to a new home.
Given all the dislocation we now have with migrants, this is a timely book that is inspiring and very honest. It shows how some kids live as they flee their homes and how dangerous it is for them for a long time until they arrive at a place where they can feel safe.
It is important for kids to visually see how hard some kids have it in some parts of our world. This should fill them with gratitude for what they have. But it should also help them to be kind and patient with kids who arrive at their school from other parts of the world.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth