In this series of videos, I had the opportunity to chat with friends about their experiences with refugee aid and awareness, and share some information regarding the plight of refugees and some ways we can help. In each episode, I share a picture book that deals with the topic of refugees, with the hopes of starting conversations, shedding light on issues, and inviting ripples of change.


Hello friends!

For Refugee Week 2020 I’ll be sharing refugee-related stories, picture books and art in a series of videos, with the hope that we can learn about refugees and find ways to make a difference.

Here’s a little intro to the project + a quick review of ‘I’m Australian, Too’ by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Ghosh + how you can help via

Thank you for listening, and stay tuned for some stellar guests in videos to come!


The Refugee Week Video Project continues! We talk about language + ‘My Two Blankets’ by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood, brought to you by the author (!!!) + how you can volunteer to help refugees with much-needed language skills.


I’m honoured to introduce my beautiful friend Dima. She tells us about the harsh reality of refugees on the run and shares her strongest memories form her work in humanitarian aid.

+ Picture book review of ‘Anisa’s Alphabet’ by Mike Dumbleton and Hannah Somerville

+ Visit these sites for a wealth of resources and ways to help.


Back now with Seroja’s review of ROOM ON OUR ROCK by Kate & Jol Temple and Terri Rose Baynton

+ an incredibly special insight into MY TWO BLANKETS by Irena Kobald (which will make you love this book a hundred times more)

+ link to Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation


‘It was impossible not to be moved by what was happening’ – my beautiful friend Sofia Ahmad on why she went to volunteer with refugees in Leros, her experiences, insights, new friendships and so much more

+ ‘Kind’ by Alison Green and a host of illustrators with a foreword by Axel Scheffler

+ Three Peas


Episode 6 of the Refugee Week Video Project is back. With Irena Kobald – a special reading of MY TWO BLANKETS and message (which I think Sofia Ahmad needs to see) and WAVES by Donna Rawlins, Heather Potter and Mark Jackson.

Beautiful, beautiful books!