Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

This is a painfully moving picture books for adults and older teens, a poem written by Hosseini and illustrated by the very talented Dan Williams. The poem is a prayer spoken at night by the father of a young boy with whom he plans to cross the Mediterranean in an overcrowded raft to get to Europe and safety. Hosseini was inspired to write the poem by Alan Kurdi, the 3 year old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015. All author proceeds from the sale of the book go the UN Refugee Agency. Ideal for a poetry class or to inspire a meditation on our response to the worldwide refugee crisis.

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