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Children's Corner a MYSA Library

April Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for April is:

April Book of the Month
The Health Choices Book created by the Informed Health Choices network

The Health Choices Book has been created by a network of multi-disciplinary health professionals across the world for use by primary school pupils to support their learning about health, wellbeing and how to make well-informed choices.

The book is packed with a variety of resources for teachers to use. It’s split into sections focussing on key concepts (including what health is, what a treatment is and how to decide if a treatment is good or not) and each section provides several ways for children engage with a topic.

 

Cartoon

 

Simple language and bright illustrations introduce a concept, followed by some discussion questions, class activities and short written exercises which teachers can use to deepen pupils’ understanding. Each section also includes a cartoon story following siblings John and Julie as they encounter health-related scenarios, bringing to life each key concept using experiences and settings which a young reader will be familiar.

This book will be incredibly useful for all our partners working with children and in schools, especially those working in rural communities where misinformation about health and medicine can be common.

Although schools and libraries are currently closed in many of the countries our partners work in, it is titles like The Health Choices Book that you help to send which mean that teachers and librarians have already been able to introduce many children and young people to information about health and wellbeing.

Children's Corner a MYSA Library

April Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for April is:

Azzi In Between
Azzi In Between by Sarah Garland

 

Narrated as an adventure in a graphic novel format, this moving story follows Azzi, a young girl, and her family as they are forced to flee war and settle in another country.

 

Azzi In Between insides

 

Told from Azzi’s perspective, it sensitively and humourously brings to life her experience as she and her family assimilate into life in a new country while dealing with all they have been through.

The story addresses issues such as separation and fear but it is ultimately a story of hope as we witness Azzi and her family beginning to adapt to their new lives.

 

Azzi In Between insides

 

The detailed illustrations perfectly accompany the action of the story. Azzi’s home is depicted in bright, bold colours which are in sharp contrast to the dark, shadowy illustrations of the family’s flight.

Neither the country Azzi comes from nor the one she and her family end up in are named, which will enable readers who have experienced displacement themselves to easily identify with Azzi’s experience.

 

Azzi In Between insides

 

Copies of this book will be sent to our partners working in refugee camps in Greece and the Middle East where it will not only provide a useful springboard for readers to share their own stories but also give them hope for the future.