Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Where Will I Live? - a bookwrap

Every child should have the right to be brought up in a home with loving parents, friends to play with, and a strong sense of peace and security surrounding them.  For millions of children, due to circumstances beyond their control, they find themselves in dangerous often life-threatening situations causing their family to flee from their beloved homeland and seek safe refuge far away in a  strange foreign land.   Today's book discusses such traumatic happenings in these children's lives which disrupt forever the familiar world that they know (and love) and cause it to turn completely upside down. 


Created by Rosemary McCarney

Ages 5-9
Grade Levels 1-5

Illustrations for you to ponder...

About the book...

"I am so blessed to live in a country that is not war-torn and dangerous but has prosperity and peace within.  So many millions of families around the world are displaced and literally running for their lives trying to seek asylum and once again find a safe home in which to raise their children. "

This book with its vivid and informative photos, along with the simple narrative, explains the plight of these scared weary refugees who feel lost and hopeless and just want to obtain a normal life once again.

Life for them is hard and complicated when they are constantly on the move and there are so many unknowns facing them.  But in the midst of all that worry and strife oftentimes the precious children rally with each other to play, laugh and make friends, a thing that every child loves (and needs) to do.  For those few happy, engaging moments they can forget their fears and find that normalcy that they so desperately need.  In doing so hope rises up in them and tells their hearts that somewhere, sometime, someone will say welcome to your new home. 

What a perfect book to share at this time as so many refugees are trying to relocate into new parts of the world fleeing from evil dangers so they can continue their life and start anew.  This book teaches your child about how others live, how to be grateful for their own country, and most of all compassion to enable them to reach out and help those less fortunate.   I highly, highly recommend this book.  It's timing around current world events happening now is spot on perfect.  

About the author...

Rosemary McCarney is Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and the Conference on Disarmament and past President and CEO of Plan International Canada.  She is the author of the internationally bestselling "Every Day is Malala Day", "Because I am a Girl: I Can Change the World" and "The Way to School." She is also the author of the Rosie the Red series.  Rosemary thanks Kathryn Cold and Margie Wolfe for their partnership and critical contirubutions to the creation of these books. 

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