The illustrations in this book were created with both traditiional and digital mediums. With a very 'graphic novel' style, the pictures are expressive, full of feeling. They grab you and there is almost a hypnotic tug to keep you turning the page. Where is this going? What will happen? I have to know.
I will use this to promote to teachers and parents, especially since I work in a high poverty and immigrant area. At the public school closest to me the minority of children, 38%, are Burmese. They have lived this story. And this is one more excellent chance to make a connection, to reach out and try to help them acclimate to their new world.