Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea – Rawlins, Donna

<p>Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea</p>

Title

Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea

Author

Rawlins, Donna

Illustrator

Potter, Heather and Jackson, Mark

Publisher

Black Dog Books

Published Date

2018

Annotation

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.

Key Concepts

Family, Hope, Immigrants, Refugees, Resilience

Audience

Primary, Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

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