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Children’s refugee anthology to be donated to schools
Unbound has donated 345 copies of the refugee anthology, A Country to Call Home, to schools and youth organisations across the UK, including Essex, Kent, Norfolk and Yorkshire.
Lucy Popescu, editor of the collection, who crowdfunded with Unbound, wants A Country to Call Home to be read widely in schools, “in the hope that the next generation will have a kinder response to refugees and asylum seekers, and better understand some of the reasons people are forced to flee their native countries.”
The donation of books was possible thanks to the generosity of Chris Riddell, who illustrated the anthology. He gifted the original prints to Popescu who, together with Unbound, sold each of the 23 illustrations, using the funds to distribute the anthology to schools.  
John Mitchinson, Co-Founder of Unbound, said: "Empathy, the imaginative engagement with others, is our best hope of a building a better future. This remarkable book is an empat…