With June being our month of tolerance, many of our recommended picturebooks really support the UN’s world refugee day. Some of you might be regular readers of the CLELE Journal but if not, check the recommended reads in Volume 8, Issue 1, 2020. David Valente writes in the introduction “the recommended reads illuminate refugee experiences via four very different formats: a picturebook, a verse novel, a graphic novel and an information book.” The selected picturebook is the award-winning picturebook My Name is not Refugee written and illustrated by Kate Milner.

The review in the CLELE journal includes some lovely English language teaching tips for My Name is not Refugee but if you are looking for more, check this comprehensive (rather amazing) teaching kit: . No doubt, it will give you plenty of ideas for this book in your primary English class. We have added a free ‘look inside’ provided by the publisher Barrington Stoke, so have a look. Your PEPELT Team. 

“Imagine a world where everyone is kind. How can we make that come true? See the story of Kind read in 18 languages for #WorldRefugeeDay in support of refugee charity Three Peas.”  Scholastic UK. Kind was our picturebook of the month for October 2019. You can find all our videos here: