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A great story to help children understand a refugee’s perspective.  –School Library Journal

The Refuge

Written by Sandra le Guen
Illustrated by Stephane Nicolet
Published by Amazon Crossing Kids

Jeannette tells her mom about her new classmate, who also loves astronomy but seems sad. She realizes it’s not easy to move to a new place. So the next day, at recess, Jeannette asks Iliana to play. At first, it’s a little hard to communicate because Iliana is learning a new language. The girls have to use their hands and their drawings. But they keep trying, and, soon, Iliana tells Jeannette about her difficult journey as a refugee who had to leave her country. Then their families meet, and Iliana’s parents share their story too. The girls’ friendship blooms, as limitless as the sky and their imaginations. Originally published in France and brought to life with wonderfully expressive artwork, this is a book about sharing stories and finding refuge in friendship, family, and a new home.

Primary ISBN: 9781542020503

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: Unspecified (Western country)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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