The Journey by Francesca Sanna


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This beautifully illustrated picture book introduces a powerful and moving
perspective on migration for readers of all ages. Told through the eyes of a
young girl, the story explores the unimaginable decisions made as a mother
and her two children are forced to flee their home and everyone they know
to escape the turmoil of war.

The book’s inspiration came when author and illustrator Francesca Sanna
met two girls in a refugee centre in Italy. She then began interviewing more
refugee families in Europe, and created this book as a tribute to their plight
and strength.

A simple narrative and dramatic and meaningful graphics offer ways for
teachers to open discussions about refugees and what it would be like to
live through such a harrowing journey. The book also addresses many other
questions about home, war, fear, change and safety, which can only help to
change perceptions of the current refugee crisis.

The questions in this resource encourage discussion and critical thinking
as you read through the text. We have chosen several spreads to examine
closely. Start each with ‘What can you see?’ in order to give the reader space
to respond freely. The questions can be used with individuals, small groups
or whole classes if the book can be projected