Tag Archives: Immigration

Polar Bear Island – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Polar Bear Island Written by: Lindsay Bonilla Illustrated by: Cinta Villalobos Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, October 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: polar bears, immigration, inclusion, embracing difference, xenophobia, penguins   Opening: POLAR BEAR ISLAND was peaceful and predictable. Parker, the mayor, planned … Continue reading

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The Journey – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: The Journey Author and Illustrator: Francesca Sanna Publisher: Flying Eye Books, 2016 Ages: 6-12 Themes:  immigration, journeys, fear of unknown, new homes, hope, refugees Opening: I lived with my family in a city close to the sea. Every summer we used to spend … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday – When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Emigration is something I know about: the fused mélange of anticipation and fear, the fatigue of a new language, the new sights and sounds bombarding all the senses, the bureaucracy and paper work, the unknown. While set a century ago, … Continue reading

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