Reading Level: Gr. 4 Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Supporting the C3 Framework for Social Studies, this important series is a timely examination of refugee crises around the world. Leaving My Homeland offers sensitive narratives of refugee experiences, drawn from and inspired by the accounts of many refugees. Written from a child’s perspective, each title follows the story of one child and his or her family. Clear, simple text explains the reasons why people must flee their homelands, what it means to be a refugee, and the challenges faced by refugees around the world. Statistics, maps, information about each country and its conflict, and striking images help reinforce the content, and sidebars detailing the United Nations rights of children encourage critical thinking about worldwide responsibilities to help refugees.