Title: Where Will I Live? by Rosemary McCarney
Published: April 4, 2017
Published by Second Story Press
Hardcover nonfiction picture book: 24 pages
For children ages 5 - 9
Content rating: G
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.
Disclosure: Thanks to Second story Press for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.
Rosemary McCarney is Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament and past President and CEO of Plan International Canada. She is the author of the internationally bestselling Every Day is Malala Day, Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World, and The Way to School.