Give Me Shelter
Author: Tony Bradman (Ed.)
For Juniors/KS2&KS3
Price 6.99 paperback
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Give Me Shelter This collection of stories about young asylum-seekers uses the genre of fiction to describe experiences closely based on factual histories; written by refugees or those involved in their re-settlement, an author's preface to each of the eleven sections gives a short outline of why these children from various parts of the world were forced to seek sanctuary in other countries. Many like 10 year old Samir from Baghdad, or 14 year old Kareem from Eritrea, have to cope with life alone in a foreign place, often facing the kind of hostility or indifference from the host community as depicted in Gaye Hicyilmaz's story, 'A Nice Quiet Girl' in which she recreates a time in her own childhood when she was 'the one who looked the other way'. Dealing with traumatic events and the many problems of adapting to life in a new country, this is hard-hitting collection and powerful antidote to prejudice.