Title: My Name is Not Refugee
Author: Kate Milner
Illustrator: Kate Milner
Publisher: Barrington Stoke (2017)
A journey into the life of a refugee explained in terms for young children. “We have to leave this town, my mother told me, it’s not safe for us, she said.” The boy travels with his mother to somewhere safer to live. They can only pack what they can carry. The book asks “What would you take?”
The book continues to ask questions, putting the reader in the shoes of the young boy. They will have to say goodbye to friends, walk for miles, be alone but sometimes with many other people, see interesting things, sleep in unknown paces, hear the unfamiliar language and tact strange foods. When they finally reach a place to call home things will start to become familiar. “You’ll be called Refugee but remember Refugee is not your name.”
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Kate Milner Official Website
The Bucket List: Teachers’ Toolkit – Using My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner in the Classroom
The Klaus Flugge Prize: Teaching Ideas for My Name is Not Refugee
V&A Illustration Awards 2016: My Name is Not Refugee
Take a look inside My Name is Not Refugee
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