World Refugee Day is coming up on June 20. This is a subject that holds power for me, and looking at the photos of refugees, meeting asylum seekers in a refugee camp overseas, and talking to people who work to help with refugees have all inspired me to write poems over the years, and you can read some of them here. Perhaps they will in turn inspire the young writers and readers in your home or classroom to explore the issues that refugees face? You can find more about the UN’s World Refugee Day here. Here’s just one of my poems:
[My Classroom Connections posts will share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]
Pamela Harrison says
Wow! What a powerful poem. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful villanelle. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it must be like to be a refugee right now, in this time of such great peril. Everyone needs a home and a shelter and a welcome. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com