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Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions


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Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: What is a refugee?
  • 3: Michael Rosen: My Experience
  • 4: Annemarie Young: My Experience
  • 5: Why do people leave?
  • 6: What happens when they arrive?
  • 7: Muzoon Almellehan: My Experience
  • 8: History of world migrations and movements of refugees
  • 9: Omid Djalili: My Experience
  • 10: The United Nations Charter
  • 11: Nadia Hassani: My Experience
  • 12: Sharing cultures
  • 13: Meltem Avcil: My Experience
  • 14: Benjamin Zephaniah: My Experience
  • 15: Personal charter
  • 16: Role-play suggestions, debates and discussions
  • 17: Glossary
  • 18: Index

About the Author

Michael Rosen (Author) Michael Rosen held the post of Children's Laureate from 2007-2009. He is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world, renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers' works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books.Annemarie Young (Author) Annemarie Young is a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children, and an editorial consultant for children's books and primary education. She was a publisher for many years and has worked with hundreds of children's authors and illustrators. She has lived and travelled all over the world, from Australia to Southeast Asia, Egypt and Europe, and she now lives in Cambridge.


A much needed look behind the headlines raising questions which will help young people think deeply and constructively about what is happening in the world today * Centre for Literacy in Primary Education *
Thoughtful, informative and relevant to what's happening in our world today, this is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the real stories behind the headlines * The Week Junior *
Really topical ... Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today * Parents In Touch *
It truly is an important book ... if it were widely read and appreciated perhaps future generations would have different priorities * School Librarian *
A very useful and important resource for our times. Thought provoking. * The Carousel *

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