The Journey - Francesca Sanna

What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Sensitively written with gorgeous illustrations, and told from the perspective of a young child, The Journey casts light on the real experiences of refugees and migrants, and is based on the author's genuine interactions with people forced to seek a new home across borders. It's a beautiful way to introduce what is such an important subject in these times, or to explain what children may have seen on the news.
“I look up to the birds that seem to be following us. They are migrating just like us. And their journey, like ours, is very long, but they don’t have to cross any borders.”