The plight of Syrian refugees has been much in the news of late — as has the subject of immigration in general. Chances are that even young children have heard about families leaving war-torn countries with little more than the clothes on their backs, and while they may never come into contact with a child from Syria — or some other troubled land — they are bound to have questions.
Not surprisingly, those who create children’s books have started addressing the topic — sometimes obliquely. This Is Me, by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell asks children what they would pack if they had to leave home with only a few defining possessions. Others are tackling the subject head-on, like these two remarkable picture books: