My name is not Refugee

By Kate MilnerĀ ISBN: 9781911370062

One day, a mother tells her young son that they must say goodbye to their friends and leave home and walk a very long way. On their journey the little boy sees new things and hears different languages he cannot understand. The places he sleeps change and so does the food. Throughout the book there are well chosen, age appropriate questions addressed to the child reading the book. The questions draw you in and develop thinking. At TLN we have used this book and these questions in classrooms and assemblies and found they develop empathy and informed understanding. The title of the book My Name is not Refugee reaches out with a key message for all. This thoughtful, moving book explains the refugee crisis and lives of children affected displaced in an accessible way.