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The power of music and story bring people together. Although they were strangers (except for the small family) they all could relate to the experience on different levels. Touching briefly on their circumstances - why they are escaping - this is a story about resilience and hope. Emma loves imagining other worlds and spent much of her childhood hiding in wardrobes trying to find Narnia. She wrote a diary every day from the age of 12 to 20 before crafting novels from all that angst and inspiration.

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Focusing on a friendship between two young refugees, The Bone Sparrow is one of those rare, special books that will break your heart with its honesty and beauty - but is ultimately hopeful and uplifting. Then a man-child also had to learn how to sing, and above all to dance; for dancing and singing were the best ways he had of showing gratitude for the good things of life. Song and, above all, dancing were the surest ways of helping a man to endure the great trials of his existence; they were needed at birth, marriage and before war to strengthen his heart. Also, after war, they were needed to exorcise the spirit of death in him, and at the moment when the final loss of his shadow was upon him and those he loved, to drive away the power of death and revive the desire to live." A very special, beautifully illustrated, fable for all who strive to understand, and to stand together with, those around them. Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels such as Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and Scarlet Ibis and A Story Like the Wind is her lyrical and unforgettable response to the refugee crisis, which will linger on in the mind long after reading. Beautiful charcoal illustrations from Jo Weaver give this book a very special feel and make it a perfect gift.

It was utterly impossible, therefore, young as he was, for him to think of death as the outrage which it is increasingly becoming in the view of metropolitan man, who keeps himself and his young as far as he can from witnessing death of any kind and so allows all the natural aids life has built into man for facing death to crumble by neglect and default."

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On a boat drifting in the cold waters of the Mediterranean, dozens of Middle-Eastern refugees, young and old, cling to one another, waiting for the uncertainty that haunts their future to be put to rest. Read Volume XV, Issue 4 of WOW Review. The theme of the Summer 2023 issue is Global Perspectives on Food. Van Der Post so compassionately and empathetically connects the readers to the heart and soul of Francois, the main character who is an adventurous young child trying to understand the world, the people around him and their behaviours and himself - the way he should behave and adapt to the world. Gill’s writing has earned her numerous awards such as the UKLA Children’s Book Award and the Little Rebel Award, and several nominations for prestigious awards including the CILIP Carnegie Medal.New Fall 2022: WOW Stories, Global Literacy Communities: Selecting and Discussing Global Literature. Was für ein Buch. Wenn jemandem hier nicht die Tränen kommen, weiß ich auch nicht weiter. Schon seit der Frankfurter Buchmesse, auf der mir „Der Klang der Freiheit“ vorgestellt wurde, warte ich sehnlichst auf diesen Titel und kam nun endlich in den Genuss, ihn samt der wunderschönen Illustrationen zu lesen.

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It had me in tears by the end. It captured the sense of grief and loss, but still carries a flag of hope and determination. Janelle: This is perhaps one of the most powerful stories I have read that speaks to the significance of music and story. I appreciated that in between segments of the story that Rami was telling, different people in the boat related their story of memories, escape, loss and survival. The boy portrayed a strong sense of having agency through music and his instrument. He then shared this with the others as he opened spaces for their voices and nurtured a sense of hope through the story he told. The mixture of reality and fantasy is strategically used, and music makes that connection stronger and more vivid. I believe in music as a communicative form even without words, so the interplay here of authentic stories and an almost mythical tale about music’s origins creates a scenario that makes it easy to suspend disbelief. What comes naturally for this young adolescent is earnestly shared to support the stories of others, many of whom are adults. I am reminded of the universality of music and of the need for all to tell their stories – to be remembered. I am also reminded of the real struggles of immigrants – the price they pay both literally and in lives and dignity to find a safe place to live.This master class in writing children's and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book.

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As the title suggests, Azzi finds herself living in a new country where there is no physical threat of harm, but isolated from her past life and unable to fit in with the new place, her family find a home. The absence of colour in the illustrations, capture the trauma of what has happened to force her and her Mum and Dad to leave their home and more importantly her grandmother behind. The issues of language barriers, finding accommodation and being allowed to work are well-portrayed. It’s possible that this situation is familiar to children in classes all over the U.K. How well do other children understand what has happened to children like this, and how desperately they need friendship and understanding from them? If dogs and horses, young and old, could be so lovingly and utterly at one as that little group, the occasion was explosive with the question of whether life would not cease from inflicting disaster upon disaster, could men only use their great gift of words not for dividing, but for confirming and enriching an act of communion for which they were born."The illustrations by Weaver are breathtaking, woven from blues and whites. They fill with light and dark, playing against one another and revealing images built from luminescence, music, and wind. The illustrations suit the dark tale so perfectly that the book is one cohesive story.

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