Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea
Potter, Heather and Jackson, Mark
Black Dog Books
In this picture book, children and their families leave their various homelands around the world, travelling by boat to seek a new life in Australia. Spanning 50,000 years to the present, in each of these brief 15 stories, a child recounts their experiences. The illustrations capture the various cultures and boats from different time periods. The sense of hope for a new life along with a sense of uncertainty and underlying resilience of families offers readers a positive and informative experience.
Family, Hope, Immigrants, Refugees, Resilience
Primary, Upper primary
English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK106, ACHASSK107, ACHASSK108, ACHASSK109, ACHASSK110, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141