Real life testimonies of young people feeling their homelands. Originally made as a series of animated films by the BBC, these books explore the experiences of young people whose lives are affected by conflict in their home countries.
This is the real-life story of 10 year old refugee Hamid who flees Eritrea with his mother to escape the war and threats to his family from the government.
Told in Hamid's own words, the story reveals the hardship and suffering experienced by immigrants who are rebuilding their lives with little understanding of the language and culture in a new country. Life starts to get easier, but the horrors of the war are never far from Hamid's thoughts.
This series of books is based on the Bafta winning films commissioned by BBC Learning and produced by Mosaic Films. The stories deal with the topics of war, separation, immigration and what it is to be a refugee, and can be used to open up discussions for any age range about seeking asylum.The films also explore the feelings of isolation that children can experience when they try to adapt to life in a strange country.
Hamid's Story - A Journey from Eritrea is told in his own words.
Created by: Andy Glynne and Tom Senior | ISBN: 9780750278904 | For ages 7 and over
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