Where Will I Live?

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Moving book about child refugees brought to life by photos.

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age 6+

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This book works effectively against the very real problem of dehumanizing of refugees, and it helps a child get a handle on an abstract concept by presenting it from a child's perspective. I like the way much of the book is written in the form of a series of questions, very much the way children sound. The use of photos supplied by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees concisely represents a global problem affecting families in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; but unlike so many gruesome shots we see in newsfeeds today, some of these show children playing and making friends, and these were the ones my kids were most engrossed in. Rather than making the issue appear greater, more prevalent or closer to home what this book offers is a chance for parents to talk about what we can all do to help - by being a friend, offering a welcome, having empathy. I read this book with my 9-yr olds, and we all give it 2 thumbs up. Rosemary McCarney's little collection of images was a great way to get a conversation started - and by that I mean I got a chance to listen to what my kids already know about the subject.

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For kids who love stories of empathy and families leaving their homeland

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