In our home, we don’t watch the world news, and even now, the local news is becoming too much for our son. My son is Autistic and regardless of what “experts” say about lacking empathy, my son is overly empathetic. Between all these shootings, terror attacks, mass casualties, and of course the plight of refugees, it’s just too much for his giant heart to handle. However, I was recently asked to read Where Will I Live? by (Canada’s UN Ambassador) Rosemary McCarney, and I found it to be a great way to ease his heart.
Where Will I Live? A Peek into the Lives of Refugee Children
I know I’m not alone in the heartbreak from seeing families and especially children displaced or orphaned due to war and terrorists. I would gladly accept orphaned children into my home, and my heart and give them the life they deserve. As would my son. He has asked numerous times for us to, “Get me a brother or sister that lost their family mama! I will love them and be their friend!” Seeing what these little kids go through is heart wrenching, and so hard to explain to our children.
Rosemary McCarney’s new book, Where Will I Live? is a stunning photo essay into the lives of these kids, and some of their families. They’re on the move from war, terror, natural disasters and more, and this books shows this in amazing detail.
The images in the book are astonishing. You’ll see children from Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, and more. Through these life touching images Rosemary shows the children’s resilience and ability to roll with what life sends their way. She also shows that even though their life is turned upside down, they can still be happy and many are even optimistic. Though our children are unaffected and safe, they need to know how lucky they are as well.
Where to buy
This book will make a great addition to your home or school library. To get your phenomenal copy of Rosemary McCarney’s bew book, Where Will I Live? simply head to Second Story Press. You can also follow via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.