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Children's Literature About Refugees: A Catalyst in the Classroom

Children's Literature About Refugees: A Catalyst in the Classroom

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  • ISBN-13: 9781858566962
  • Publisher: Trentham Books
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2017
  • Pages: 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.4 x 9.2 x 6.2 inches
  • Sales Rank: 0


"It could happen to anybody," observed one nine-year-old when her teacher read Beverley Naidoo’s The Other Side of Truth to the class. Julia Hope explores ways of engaging in class with the growing field of children’s books about refugees, and specifically with Naidoo’s and, for younger children, Mary Hoffman’s The Colour of Home.

Fiction provides the perfect conduit for the experiences of refugees so that young refugee students feel their experiences are validated, and their peers come to understand their situation. As more and more people flee wars, violence and political oppression, this book gives teachers both pedagogical support and knowledge of the resources and shows how they can tackle this challenging topic. It is thus indispensable for educators of younger children, and for researchers who are interested in controversial children’s literature.

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