My Beautiful BirdsBook - 2017
Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons--will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can't join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind.One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp. They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Pajama Press Inc., 2017
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: DELRIZZO S
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
From Library Staff
Sami agonizes over the fate of the pet pigeons he left behind in Syria, but finds hope in the presence of birds in the refugee camp. Recommended for grades 1-3.