The New York Times liked my book “What is a refugee?”
Kids Have Questions. These Picture Books Have Answers.
What is a refugee?
By Elise Gravel
Any child exposed to the news these days may wonder about refugees, and a picture book is a great way to learn about them. Gravel’s bubbly, cartoon-style art and plain-spoken explanations help soften the truth’s harsh edges — starting with the fact that they “had to flee their country because they were in danger.” The whole package makes it easy to empathize, conveying gently that “a refugee is a person, just like you and me.”