The do1thing campaign encourages us to read a book about the refugee experience. One of the best children's (or adult's) books on the subject is 'The Unforgotten Coat' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. I wrote a story here on the blog on a previous occasion highlighting the UNHCR do1thing campaign, which again this year is taking place in libraries across the country, starting June 18th.
'The Unforgotten Coat' is available in every branch library in Dublin City - check the link for availability - or call in to your local library - it's a brilliant read! As promised in my previous story, Frank Cottrell Boyce did indeed visit Dublin last October as part of the Children's Book Festival 2011.
If you were one of the lucky 412 people who packed Liberty Hall that day, you'll know just how interesting, entertaining and alround amazing he was. This, and other books about the refugee experience, are on display in selected libraries from 18th - 30th June to mark World Refugee Day and as part of the UN High Commission for Refugees 'do1thing' campaign. Check out books from the do1thing Reading List or find more information on the campaign at the do 1 thing website.