Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refuge Children

Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children by Hollis Kurman, illustrated by Barroux, poignantly shows the many ways in which people can help refugee children settle into a new home. “When a place gets so scary that we have to leave home, every kindness counts”, the book begins, listing kindnesses that range from a boat for safe passage to books, three square meals, and welcoming friends. Told from the perspective of an unnamed refugee child, this book beautifully illustrates both the way children feel when settling in a new place and ways for new neighbors to make the experience a safe and comfortable one.