The Colour of Home

Hassan’s Year 1 teacher might want him to feel at home’ at his new school in America, but after having fled war-torn Somalia with his family, the last thing Hassan can see in this cold land of dull greys and browns is somewhere akin to home. But an art project gives Hassan an opportunity to tell his story, and recapture his old life, and it is in doing so that he gradually begins to settle into his new surroundings. Karin Littlewood’s illustrations are a joyful riot of colour, anticipating the moment when Hassan will freshly appraise his new home, opening his eyes to its warmth and beauty. Kids will be riveted by this book’s emotional truth, and transformative power.

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