The right to read
Books Away From Home provides refugee children with books in their native language, to help ease their transition to an unfamiliar place.
Children deserve books from home, even if they are far from home.
'Bij mij thuis'
Alles over de Kinderboekenweek, 4-11 oktober 2023
"Heb je zelf ooit een oorlog meegemaakt?"
In gesprek met Martine Letterie (in Dutch)
My Life Journey Book
'My Life Journey Book' is a free activity book for children from Ukraine.
Sunbird: our newest book project
Coming to BAFH: Children's books in Persian/Dari
Flowers4School: for the schoolchildren of Ukraine
In bleak times, the joy of flowers.
Boekentip: Misjka, van Edward van de Vendel, Anoush Elman en Annet Schaap
Boekentip: Kinderen van ver
Boekentip: Kinderen van ver, van Martine Letterie
"What is a refugee?"
Books for young readers about refugees and asylum seekers
20 November is World Children’s Day
World Children’s Day, 20 November, is UNICEF’s annual day of action: for children, by children.
"Een boek voor een vluchteling," met Paul van Vliet, Sabri Ali Ahmed en Stacey Knecht
"A book for a refugee," Saturday 12 Nov, at Antiquariaat Colette & Co (in Dutch)
Books Away From Home is here at last!
First print run Ukrainian children's books
The first 10,000 Ukrainian children's books have reached their destination.
Reading and language are important for every child’s educational, emotional and social development. They are also important cornerstones for cultural preservation and community.
We work with refugee shelters, schools, libraries, publishers, printing houses and a group of dedicated volunteers, and facilitate the book delivery process from start to finish.
Help us provide free, Ukrainian-language children's books to Ukrainian children forced to flee the war in their homeland.
Books for refugee children from Iran and Afghanistan
I tried to read my kids online books, but it's not the same as if they can hold them in their hands, turn the pages and see the pictures.
It is wonderful to have at least a little piece of our homeland, through these Ukrainian books.
Thank you for the opportunity to read books in our native Ukrainian language. When we first saw them, tears came to our eyes.
When you are running for your life, you don’t think about books at all. But time passes and your baby asks you to read a bedtime story… and lo and behold, 5 little books appear in their native Ukrainian language.
We ordered a set of books for the little Ukrainian boy in our third grade class. He loves them, and has even read one aloud to his classmates!
Thank you so much for the joy of books. My daughters were so happy to see folk tales they knew from home.
Good day! I received the books! What happiness! I'll sit down and read to the children! Thank you very much for such a wonderful job! It's like a balm on a wound!
I am sincerely grateful to my Dutch friends for their help and care. Wonderful books, wonderful Ukrainian language.💗
With your support, we can provide books to the children who need them most.
For every euro you donate, we can provide one book to a refugee child.
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