Once a refugee himself, he contributes an illustration as intricate as any Persian carpet. I admired his work and only afterwards learned he has a disability in his left hand and makes his prints partly through using his leg, his illustration itself a triumph over circumstance.
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The accompanying poem, a beguiling acrostic by Robert Macfarlane, had also therefore been snipped down the middle. She wanted to show separation, displacement. She mentions a library run by Ibby the International Board on Books for Young People on the Italian island of Lampedusa used by local and migrant children, and also workshops with the book run by the illustrator Jane Ray , who works with refugees in Islington, north London.
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Royalties will go to Amnesty and to Ibby. It is impossible not to wish that this book should fly, specifically into the hands of migrants because of its powerful and uplifting lack of sentimentality. Sometimes, it is the simplest ideas that move us most. The Irish illustrator PJ Lynch draws a bird winging across dark rocks and an uncertain sea.
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