My Beautiful Birds

My Beautiful Birds

Book - 2017
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A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Pajama Press Inc.,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781772780109
Branch Call Number: JE DEL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm

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Tigard_HollyCP Apr 27, 2019

Beautiful illustrations mostly made of clay. Beautiful, sad, hopeful story of a Syrian child, Sami, forced to leave his home due to civil war. He must leave the beloved pigeons he cared for. He and his family make their way to a refugee camp where he befriends some new birds and a little girl just entering the camp. Despite the horror he has faced and the nightmares he experiences, Sami finds hope in the birds and the people around him.

This gorgeous picture book tells the story of Sami, who has had to leave his home in Syria and flee to a Refugee camp. The pictures are done in plasticine, and are so beautiful and moving. Sami had to leave behind his birds as his family ran, and he misses them so much. The story shows an gentle path towards healing both in the pictures and in the words. An eye opener for children who might never have heard of Refugee camps and what it means to be a refuge and leave your home. (Submitted by Sharleen)

ArapahoeStaff2 Apr 15, 2017

Awe-worthy illustrations filled with longing of home, but also hope. A timely story that gives a glimpse into one boy's journey seeking refuge. An important addition to a family's story sharing collection.

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