The Power of Welcome: Real-life Refugee and Migrant Journeys


by Jusic, Ada, Jusic, Ada, Bamyani, Marie, ., Ramzee, Zhurenko, Sonya, Kaadan, Nadine | Interest age: from c 9 years
Published 11/05/2023 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 144 pages

ISBN: 9780702319167 Category:


A powerful graphic novel exploring the struggle for survival

of displaced people.

With true stories from Ukraine, Somalia,

Bosnia, Syria and Afghanistan, this moving book collects

important tales about the real journeys of people forced

from their homes by conflict.

Somalia: ‘It was a normal, boring day. I

was playing videogames after homework when the first bomb fell.’

Bosnia: ‘One day, Mum took me to the local

playground. A sniper shot at us. We couldn’t stay in Bosnia any


Ukraine: ‘On the 24th of February, Mum woke

me up by saying: ‘The war has begun.’

With stories from Ada Jusic (Bosnia), Marie Bamyani (Afghanistan),

Sonya Zhurenko (Ukraine), Ramzee (Somalia) and Nadine Kaadan


Full-colour graphic novel art by Bosnian refugee, Ada Jusic.

Each story has an informative introduction about the country,

written by Bali Rai.

Real stories to help children aged 9+ understand the plight of

refugees and displaced people.

Additional information

Weight 0.322 kg