Flightlines: exploring early readers for children about the refugee experience

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 49 Number 3 (2007)

Flightlines: exploring early readers for children about the refugee experience
JULIA HOPE, pages 289-298
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2007.49.3.289

Abstract

Much has been written about children's literature that deals with war, and specifically the Holocaust, but very little has been said about the portrayal of the refugee experience in children's books, which is now developing as a significant genre of its own. The rapid growth in these books, which are aimed at all ages, has not been documented separately and yet there are compelling messages that derive from them about citizenship, tolerance, respect and integration, as well as the enduring nature of the human spirit in the face of terrible circumstances. This article focuses particularly on books about the refugee experience written for the younger reader, and their suitability for the age group they are aimed at.

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JULIA HOPE (2007) Flightlines: exploring early readers for children about the refugee experience, FORUM, 49(3), 289-298. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2007.49.3.289

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