Two Illustrated Books: “The Journey” and “Where Are You Going, Manyoni”

A fairly recent visit to the library led me to pick up two illustrated children’s books, one that focuses on the refugee crisis and another that shows us the geography of the Limpopo River Valley in Zimbabwe.


The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Quick summary and My thoughts:

I’ve wanted to read this book since I first heard of it. Sanna’s The Journey was published last year and is about a family seeking refuge in a new land because their country is ravaged by war, which has taken the father, leaving the mother to care for the two children and seek safety for them.

When I first heard of this book, I was reminded of The Arrival, a silent graphic novel by Shaun Tan about a man seeking a safe place for his family to live. Both The Journey and The Arrival are powerful, timely books that relay their stories in little or no words.

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The Great British Bake Off Book Tag

I’m in the mood for a tag and since I’ve been eating and thinking about cakes a lot lately, I decided to do the Great British Bake Off Book Tag, which was created by Zaheerah Khalik.

The Great British Bake Off is a TV show where 12 amateur bakers compete to be considered the best baker in the U.K. I’ve never watched the show, but it certainly sounds delicious. I love cakes. Anyway, to the tag!

Rules:

Link back to Zaheerah’s post.

Tag people or don’t. Just have fun.

Ready, get set, Bake! (or tag)

Amateur Baker: A book that is self-published

Sick by Christa Wojciechowski

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