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Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration

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Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration
Written by George Butler
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536217759
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Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration

author/illustrator: George Butler

It is an unusual feeling to walk into a place that everyone is leaving . . .

Resisting his own urge to walk away, award-winning artist George Butler took his sketchbook and made, over the course of a decade, a series of remarkable pen-and-ink and watercolor portraits in war zones, refugee camps, and on the move. While he worked, his subjects—migrants and refugees in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia—shared their stories. Theirs are the human stories behind the headlines that tell of fleeing poverty, disaster, and war, and of venturing into the unknown in search of jobs, education, and security. Whether sketching by the hospital bed of a ten-year-old Syrian boy who survived an airstrike, drawing the doll of a little Palestinian girl with big questions, or talking with a Masai herdsman forced to abandon his rural Kenyan home for the Kibera slums, George Butler turns reflective art and sensitive reportage into an eloquent cry for understanding and empathy. Taken together and elegantly packaged, his beautiful portraits form a moving testament to our shared humanity—and the universal urge for safety and a better life.

From a celebrated documentary artist, twelve portraits from the front lines of migration form an intimate record of why people leave behind the places they call home.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $24.99
1536217751 /  9781536217759
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
56 / 11" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Art; Social Topics; People & Places;
author’s comments:
George Butler is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in travel and current affairs. He has reported on migration and conflicts in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and his drawings have been published by the New York Times, the Times (London), BBC, the Guardian, and elsewhere. In 2014, with three friends, George created the Hands Up Foundation to remind the people they had met in Syria that they had not been forgotten.
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