By Angela may George and Owen Swan.
Book Review by Ali.
“I’m called an asylum seeker; but that’s not my name … “
As we celebrate International Peace Day on September 21st, it’s timely to remember the men, women and children who are seeking peace, safety and asylum.
The story is told from the little girl’s point of view and is both heartbreaking and triumphant, allowing timely and sensitive discussion of what drives people to become refugees and the challenges they face.
In ‘Out’a little girl flees her homeland, making a long and treacherous boat journey with her mother to seek asylum in Australia. Starting a new life is challenging, but they work hard to create a new home.
This book was shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year awards in 2017 and is available for loan from the Lithgow Library Learning Centre.