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“…wonderful teaching tool for those who are welcoming refugees into their community. For those who have escaped war, this book might prompt them to share their own stories.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Journey

Written by Francesca Sanna
Illustrated by Francesca Sanna
Published by Nobrow Press

With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war. This book will stay with you long after the last page is turned.

Primary ISBN: 9781909263994
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: Unspecified (Middle East), Unspecified (Europe)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

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Lesson Plan (PDF)
Source: Refugee Doll Project

Read Along w/ Discussion Questions + Lesson Ideas (PDF)
Source: Amnesty International

Lesson Ideas in Relation to Common Core
Source: Flying Eye Books

Classroom Ideas (PDF)
Source: Walker Books

Story Map Multi-Level Lesson
Source: Teaching Books

Discussion Questions and Activities (PDF)
Source: Anti-Defamation League 

Teaching Activities (PDF)
Source: Vvasiloudi’s Blog


This book is part of the Welcoming Library. The Welcoming Library is a traveling collection of picture books set in our New Arrival and 
New American communities. From small towns to big cities, these immigration stories are helping readers 
(of all ages) Welcome and Belong. WelcomingLibrary.org