The Waiting Place: Engagement Materials

How can you help children in Waiting Places?

In her Author’s Note at the end of The Waiting Place (Candlewick Press), author Dina Nayeri invites readers to help displaced children. Follow this post for an evolving set of ideas and resources.

“But we can listen to stories of those have been gripped in its [the Waiting Place’s] clutches, learn what they know, and be ready.”
—Dina Nayeri, The Waiting Place

Visit Katsikas Camp with the Author

Send Books & Support Education

Refugee Strong
Founded by Omar Mohamed the author of When Stars Are Scattered, this nonprofit empowers, inspires, and emboldens students living in refugee camps to continue their studies and to achieve their educational dreams. Explore.

Book Aid International
Where conflict has robbed entire communities of their homes, books offer the opportunity to continue education, to escape into a story, to learn new skills and to find new hope for a brighter future. Explore.

Engage with the Book

Discussion Guide
EXPLORE to the Discussion Guide
Source: I’m Your Neighbor Books & Candlewick Press
Our Thanks to Marcia Salem & Neilab Habibzai

Name Pronunciations
LISTEN to Name Pronunciations
Source: I’m Your Neighbor Books & Candlewick Press
Our Thanks to Neilab Habibzai