When Tareq flees because of the war in Syria, he has to leave his parents, sister and brother behind.
‘Refugees not a burden to us. They’re people with a heart and a soul and they all have their talents.’
Things really couldn’t go on the way they were at Serayah’s house. Her father couldn’t cope with taking care of her and there was a lot of arguing, especially after her mother died.
Soldiers who hurl tear gas at you, who watch you every day and even storm into your house to take your brother away; Yazan has been through it all.
Manuela from Guatemala is always in her room, sitting on her wooden bed. She stares at the ceiling a bit, tickles her little brother or watches TV.
‘I want to live here!’ Like some sort of Alice in Wonderland, nine-year-old Guillaume wanders through the Dutch Children’s Book Museum.
Michelle is fed up with being heavier than most other girls, but doesn’t want to be a twig like her twin sister.