My name is not Refugee

written & illustrated by Kate Milner


An award-winning picture book published under The Bucket List imprint.


Interest Age: Under 5s

ISBN: 978-1-911370-06-2

A much-needed, lovely book for small children which explains the refugee crisis in a simple, child-friendly way” – Jacqueline Wilson

Winner of the V&A Student Illustration Award 2016

A young boy discusses the journey he is about to make with his mother. They will leave their town, she explains, and it will be sad but also a little bit exciting. They will have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, and that will be difficult. They will have to walk and walk and walk, and although they will see many new and interesting things, it will be hard at times too.

A powerful and moving exploration that draws the young reader into each stage of the journey, inviting the chance to imagine the decisions he or she would make.

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Read a sample of My name is not Refugee below:

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Read the first chapter