My name is not Refugee
Illustrated by the author
Winner of the V&A Illustration Awards 2016
"A much-needed, lovely book for small children which explains the refugee crisis in a simple, child-friendly way"
A little boy travels with his mother from their home in a war-torn country to a safe haven far away. An award-winning picture book tackling the uncertainty, worry, exhaustion and boredom of life for refugee children and celebrating the bond between parent and child. Many spreads include direct questions for the reader, encouraging empathy and reflection – what would you do if this happened to you?
The little boy in My name is not Refugee is emblematic of the children caught up in the refugee crisis today – described by many as a 'children's crisis'. Over a million Syrian children find themselves in his position, and Kate Milner addresses all the complexities of the European migrant crisis for a young but inquisitive audience, in a touching, timely and tender book.
Publication Date: 04 May 2017