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BOOKS
Created: 8th July, 2021

On the Move: Poems About Migration

Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Walker

What you leave behind 
Won't leave your mind.
But home is where you find it.
Home is where you find it.

Former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration.

Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael's poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living in London; in the second, on his perception of the War as a young boy; in the third, on his "missing" relatives and the Holocaust; and in the fourth, and final, on global experiences of migration.

By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make:

You can only do something now.

On the Move has been announced as the winner for the CLiPPA 2021.

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Michael Rosen - Where Do We Come From?

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Michael Rosen - Where

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Michael Rosen - The Migrants in Me

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Michael Rosen - The Songs My Father Sings

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Michael Rosen - Skeletons

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Michael Rosen - Everyone Comes From Somewhere

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Michael Rosen - Cousin Michael

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Michael Rosen - The New School

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