Our project “Equally Diverse” provides schools, in the Kaluga region, with books that help children of migrants to learn Russian, understand the “codes” for living in Russian society, and thrive in their new environment.
The project leader is especially enthusiastic about one special book…
Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys is written by Mike Unwin, a UK Travel Writer of the Year, and illustrated by Jenni Desmond, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book.
Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. With stunning colour illustrations, this truly inspiring narrative tells about the astonishing migrations of 20 creatures – from Emperor penguins and elephants to the Monarch butterfy.
What a wonderful way to make migrant children feel good about themselves!
The Engish edition of Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys was pubished by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in 2018 (ISBN-10 : 1408889919, ISBN-13 : 978-1408889916). It is for reading level 7 – 12 years. The illustration of a forest full of butterflies accompanied an interview with the illustrator: http://www.letstalkpicturebooks.com/2019/09/lets-talk-illustrators-118-jenni-desmond.html