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 Originally made as a series of animated films by the BBC, these books explore the experiences of young people whose lives are affected by conflict in their home countries.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 story of Juliane from Zimbabwe who was separated from her mother at the age of three during the conflicts in her home country.
It tells the distressing tale of how Juliane was brought up in an orphanage with many other children, until a remarkable chance meeting with her mother reunites the pair of them. They apply for political asylum and go to live in the UK where they start a new life.
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.
Juliane's Story - A Journey from Zimbabwe is told in her own words.
Created by: Andy Glynne and Karl Hammond | ISBN: 9780750278898 | For ages 7 and over
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