Many parents struggle with trying to teach their children about world issues while still protecting their innocence. Many would agree no matter how bad the world is, we have some duty to talk with our children about it even if in the most delicate way possible. The Journey is a new book that deals with the topic of the refugee crisis in a child friendly way.
- We want childhood to be full of rainbows, butterflies and puppies. For so many of the world’s children, childhood is full of adult terrors and disruptions.
- The creators of four new books have taken on that task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
- This captures what it must feel like for those trying to get to safety and knowing they are not wanted on either side of the wall.
“I believe that whatever difficult situations we force children into in the world should be reflected in their literature.”