Thursday, April 20, 2017

Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney Review


Where do you go if your home is no longer safe?

Every child needs a home. They need somewhere safe where they can be happy, eat their meals with their family, play with their toys, and go to sleep at night feeling unafraid.

But many children all over the world have had to leave their homes because they are no longer safe. Because of war and conflict, they and their families have become refugees. For them, life is hard and full of questions. In spite of everything, they find time to laugh, play, and make friends. And most importantly, they have hope that somewhere, someone will welcome them to a new home.

Written by Rosemary McCarney, Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations, Where Will I Live? will help children whose lives are not directly affected by this crisis think about the importance of home, and what life is like for a child refugee who does not have a permanent, safe home to shelter them and their family. The beautiful photographs in this book were taken by the UNHCR—the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees—and include images of children on the move and in refugee camps in countries such as Lebanon, Rwanda, Iraq, Niger, Hungary, Jordan, South Sudan, and Greece.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I felt that the description of the book and the actual book were not really connected.  I mean sure there are heartbreaking photos and one line added to each page.  It is just not covering everything and making in my opinion lightly of the situations.   If your trying to teach a child, this book is not going to really do it, in fact, it almost makes having to be displaced and hungry etc, a positive thing.   To me, this is a hardship and a time when people need the most help so I am glad that at least the proceeds get donated.

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