From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
A migrating swallow and a migrant girl cross paths while looking for a place to call home.
A bird so small that it fits in your hand flies halfway around the world looking for a place to nest, while a young girl from northern Africa flees halfway around the world looking for safety. This is the story of Bird. This is the story of Leila. This is the story of a chance encounter and a long journey home.
North Somerset Teachers Book Awards shortlist. Kate Greenaway Medal Nomination.
“Beneath the surface, one can find many opportunities for a deep conversation about belonging, welcoming, and freedom from oppression and danger”—Youth Book Review Services
“A delicate and touching little tale that packs its powerful message inside a velvet glove. Do yourselves a favor and order a copy now”—The Letterpress Project
“A beautiful exploration of friendship, the parallel migrations of Bird and Leila, and the welcome they receive in their new home. Perfect for developing empathy and compassion”—Library Girl and Book Boy
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||40|
Author: Amanda Addison
Amanda Addison's work is inspired by the natural world, travel and textiles. She has been long-listed for the Commonword and Virginia Prize and holds an MA in Writing the Visual.
Illustrator: Manuela Adreani
Manuela Adreani is a children's book illustrator and animator living in Turin, Italy. She illustrated The Wooden Camel, A Bank Street Best Books of the Year title.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →
“Adreani’s playful use of angles creates unusual, eye-catching perspectives…For libraries looking to expand their collection of picture books that include refugee characters.”—School Library Journal