So timely due to current events. Horrifyingly so. History repeats itself over and over. This one is for elementary- to middle-grade kids and includes some beautiful artwork. You may think you don’t need another story of immigration. You do. It is told chapter pictorially by chapter you meet another child from a war-torn part of the world. It focuses on boat refugees from WW2 until today. I feel like this volume is particularly useful because you can read it a chapter at a time and then rabbit trail into the country and time of history. I feel like this is a great tag along book if your older kids are reading This Land is Our Land.

I read a DRC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. We are reading through it slowly now as a part of our homeschooling. If I hadn’t banned myself from buying books, I’d put this one in our home library.

Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees

by Mary Beth Leatherdale

Published April 11, 2017