Feature Title

Sea Prayer

 

By Khaled Hosseini

Hardcover pr2077527

Pub Date: Sept 2018

 

Please see below for a great review from Laurie Prentice, our Print Selection Specialist and creator of The Baking Bookworm blog!

Inspired by the death of the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore in 2015, Khaled Hosseini wrote this picture book to shed light on the refugee crisis. Accompanying the simple, yet powerful story, are the water colour illustrations by Dan Williams which captures the emotion of this short book.

With simple prose, Hosseini has written a story about one man and his young son as they're getting ready to cross the ocean in the hopes of finding a better life. This is an emotional story as readers witness the father's fear, his deep love for his son and his hope that they will find a safe and welcoming country to take them in.

The Sea Prayer is a great way to create discussion about the refugee crisis with children and will hopefully encourage compassion and sympathy for those who risk their lives only to have the freedoms and safety that we often take for granted.

Note: All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the UN Refugee Agency and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving relief efforts that will aid refugees around the world.


Laurie Prentice, Print Selection Specialist

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