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Anisa's Alphabet

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For many refugees the alphabet represents the start of a new language and a new future, but Anisa's alphabet is different.
A poignant insight into one girl's experiences, as each letter unlocks a part of her story.
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published March 2020 by MidnightSun Publishing
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This is the story of Anisa and her diminishing family as war drives them from their home and they seek refuge in a safe place. Harnessing the alphabet to work through a series of issues and dilemmas that refugees face, Dumbleton starts with 'A for Anisa Alidruhah' and family illustration of Anisa, her parents and grandmother. B for Bombs sets the mood for the remainder of the story as the family journey from their war torn country to a refugee camp and onwards seeking freedom and security.

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May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Fundamentally an ABC book with the profundity of a war and peace novel. Tender and thought provoking. A possible award magnet.

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Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
A heart rending journey through the alphabet with a young girl and her family struggling to find safety and freedom. Just beautiful.
Powerful story of hope
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully illustrated. This alphabet book is a profound inside in the to life of a young refugee always looking with hope to a new life.
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Very sobering and thought-provoking picture book about a young girl fleeing from a comfortable life to become a war-refugee. Simple rhyming text and somber palette support the narrative.
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Mike Dumbleton is a writer and Literacy Consultant. He has worked in South Australian High Schools, New York City Schools and as a Literacy Curriculum Officer for the South Australian Education Department. In addition to children’s books, he has written a range of educational texts.

Part of his interest in writing stems from the fact that his grandfather was a local poet in an Oxfordshire village i

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