Young people have an incredible ability to understand and tackle some of the toughest topics from today’s world and throughout history. For centuries, people have moved around our planet for reasons out of their control. People have been bought and sold as slaves, affected by war or forced out of their homes. The BookLife Publishing Series ‘Movement of People’ tackles all of these topics and more. The series deals with difficult topics in a sensitive and respectful way, and aims to give young, developed readers the confidence to explore each of these subjects. Each book features an activity based on the topics discussed, each aiming to provide children with an avenue to have difficult conversations with people they trust, as well as engage their critical thinking. Take a look below at each individual title in the Movement of People series.
Punishment and Slavery
How have countries been shaped by the movement of people who were being punished or sold as enslaved people? This book explores the effects of the transatlantic slave trade and the prisoners who were sent to Australia.
Windrush and the Commonwealth
What is the Commonwealth and the Windrush generation? How is the movement of people controlled in the Commonwealth and why did people from the Caribbean move to the UK on a ship called the Windrush? This book explores these topics and looks at the lives different people.
War and Conflict
World War One and Two shaped the world in many different ways. Millions of people were affected and many people moved around the world, for good and for bad. This book explores the movement of people during war and conflicts from today and looks at how this has shaped the world.
Refugees and Displacement
What happens when home is no longer a safe to place to be? How and why did citizens of Syria become forced to move from their homes, and where have they gone? What happens when people’s homes are destroyed in hurricanes and nuclear disasters? How is the movement of people controlled in these situations and how does this effect people’s lives?