Whoever from us has lived in a country different from the one he/she was born, knows that the best way to learn a foreign language is by reading. And what better to read than the subject that relates to us all, migration. This way we practice our new language and we also get useful information about our lives.
A book for migration that deserves the attention of all ages is “the boy with the suitcase” from Ksenia Kalogeropoulou and Mike Kanye, artwork made by Vasilis Selimas. This book narrates the story of young Naz that dreams of travelling all over the world just like his favourite hero Sevach. However, when war breaks out in his country, his parents send him and his brother to Berlin and the adventure begins.
The book “They are not like us” from Ian Goldeen, Jeffrey Cameron and Mira Balaratzan arguments that migration is not a today phenomenon. It is as old as humanity itself. And although changes always cause reactions, as time passes we all understand that this is the way to evolve our society. Migration benefits everyone: The origination countries, the destination countries and even immigrants. That is why the countries that embrace migration are the ones who will benefit the most in the near future.
Lastly, the book “Migrants and Refugees” from Claire Rodier and Catrine Portvene examines the basic questions around the movement of people from one country to another. Who are migrants and who are refugees? How many are they and from where do they come from? What are their rights and what actions should the welcoming countries make? It is written in the form of questions and answers that relate to all of us in order to understand that the way we deal with migration today is very important in terms of how our world will be tomorrow.