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  • Writer's pictureShameer Bismilla

Mina Belongs Here

‘Mina Belongs Here’ by Sandra Neibuhr Siebert is a story that delves into the challenges faced by a migrant child as she starts kindergarten in a new country.

Despite her comprehension Mina finds solace in her name. The illustrations, by Lars Baus complement the narrative beautifully starting off with monochromatic tones that symbolize Minas struggle to fit in. As the story progresses the colors become bold and vibrant representing Mina's growing understanding of her surroundings.

This thoughtfully crafted picture book wonderfully showcases Mina’s journey of adaptation emphasizing the importance of acceptance and finding a sense of belonging. It is highly recommended for children who are learning about empathy and inclusivity.


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