The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman.

October 5, 2011 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help of his parents, an understanding teacher, and a school art project, Hassan finds that by painting a picture of his old home and sharing his story, his homesickness and the trauma of leaving a war-torn country are lessened. And he finds that there are many things to like about his new home in America. By Goodreads.

A nice animation of the story created by the Year 3 children of Jessop Primary School:

More about the author at her website.

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