June Book of the Month

Imagine if, on an ordinary day, war came and turned your town to rubble. Imagine if you had to make a dangerous journey all alone, with no welcome at the end. Imagine if you had lost everything and everyone, and then a child, just like you, gave you something small but very, very precious….

A powerful picture book about the journey of a child forced to become a refugee when war destroys everything she has ever known. Prompted by the government’s refusal to allow 3000 child refugees to enter this country in 2016, Nicola Davies wrote a poem. It started a campaign for which artists contributed drawings of chairs, symbolising a seat in a classroom, kindness and hope of a future. The poem has become this emotive and uplifting book, movingly illustrated by Rebecca Cobb.