Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees
author: Mary Beth Leatherdale
average rating: 4.48
read at: 2017/05/09
date added: 2017/05/09
shelves: children-s, non-fiction
'Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees' by Mary Beth Leatherdale with illustrations by Eleanor Shakespeare follows the stories of 5 young refugees on dangerous sea journeys.
The five journeys include a young lady fleeing the Nazis and sailing for Cuba, A 14-year old Vietnamese boy fleeing for life in the United States, and A young woman fleeing the Taliban for life in Australia. In all cases the journeys were complicated by things storms, overcrowded boats, or countries that wanted to turn them back. Each story tells what happened to the person.
The book ends with an timeline of refugees from World War II to the present. There is also a list of references of groups that work with refugees or have history about them.
It's aimed at younger readers and it's done very well. The seriousness of the peril is there without going into graphic details. Historical context is given as well as timelines. I really appreciated getting to read this book.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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