Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions
Michael Rosen, Ms Annemarie Young
What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially ‘pure’ culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country.
Part of the groundbreaking and important ‘And Other Big Questions’ series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.
Other titles in the series include:
What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?
What is Feminism? Why do we need It?
A very useful and important resource for our times. Thought provoking. * The Carousel * It truly is an important book ... if it were widely read and appreciated perhaps future generations would have different priorities * School Librarian * Really topical ... Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today * Parents In Touch * Thoughtful, informative and relevant to what's happening in our world today, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the real stories behind the headlines * The Week Junior * A much needed look behind the headlines raising questions which will help young people think deeply and constructively about what is happening in the world today * Centre for Literacy in Primary Education *
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