Luminous, award-winning actor Ann Dowd joins us once again to share Kyo Maclear’s Story Boat, an imaginative and lyrical picture book about the migrant experience through a child’s eyes with illustrations by Sendak Fellowship recipient Rashin Kheiriyeh.
By Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh
Published by Tundra Books
When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they’ve always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves — wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things — a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story — can become a port of hope in a terrible storm. As the refugees travel onward toward an uncertain future, they are buoyed up by their hopes, dreams and the stories they tell — a story that will carry them perpetually forward.
This timely, sensitively told story introduces very young readers in a gentle, non-frightening and ultimately hopeful way to the current refugee crisis.