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Ruth Beardsly (CA)

My Heart in Kenya

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My Heart in Kenya

My Heart in Kenya is a true story about family separation and reunification in the context of the refugee experience, written from a child’s point of view. Family separation is a devastating reality for refugees around the world, with reunification a dream many families never realize. The trauma related to separation can last a lifetime. It aims to raise awareness of family separation in classrooms and community programs across the country, and is geared to children 6-12 years of age, educators, and to those who work with newcomer families in public health or community and settlement services.


Learning outcomes for children:

• To learn about the experiences of refugee families

• To learn about the reality of family separation and reunification

• For children who have experienced separation, to know they are not alone and to see themselves represented in a book

Learning outcomes for educators and other professionals:

• To raise awareness of the impacts of family separation

• To gain a deeper understanding of the pain, struggle, and sacrifices refugees and their families endure

• To develop new perspectives to support families and children

My Heart in Kenya