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Azzi In Between

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It shows the differences in countries and cultures, and children would be able to notice similarities and differences between Azzi's life and their own lives.

From the perspective of a little girl (age not determined but early primary school), it paints a picture of what it was like for one so innocent, just having fun as kids do but watching the soldiers and listening to helicopters and guns, then the escape. I'd recommend this book to share with Y2 upwards, particularly in PHSE lessons, and it would be a good resource for Refugee Week.I also love how through the illustrations danger, fear and sadness is symbolised through dark colours. Registered office address: Office 6 HQ Business Centre | 237 Union Street | Plymouth | PL1 3HQ | UK. I love how Garland has structured this story, it is set out in a comic strip-like style and I think this makes it really attractive to children. There is a war taking place in Azzi's home country and her and her family must leave their home and escape to another country.

This would be perfect for a class that has a new starter in their class, or just to help a child's own moral compass. The tapestry of themes around inclusion, helping others, family love, starting anew in a foreign country are wonderfully depicted.

I would honestly recommend this book to all teachers, adults and children over a certain age/maturity. They have to leave their home and escape to another country on a frightening journey by car and boat.

It is entirely possible to have a refugee in your class and they may wish to share their journey like Azzi but they also may find it too much to talk about. This follows the story with more detail then 'The Journey' and would be more usual to share with a class. With only her teddy bear and a blanket they flee, across a dark sea with many others in a small boat. It offers many discussion points in PSHE; drama and writing opportunities in Literacy; and learning about plants in Science. The graphic novel-style picture book is heartbreaking but something children need to recognise as normal in some people's lives, even pupils in their own class.I thought the layout of the book in a 'comic book' manner was a unique element which really complimented the book. It's not just about a perilous journey to a new country, but also her struggles with a new language and culture. It has been written in such a way, that children could read it and understand it alone, and the illustrations can also be used to help children understand the story.

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