A Refugee Family’s Journey
by Margriet Ruurs
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather, and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. Nizar Ali Badr’s stunning stone images illustrate the story.
Margriet Ruurs is the author of many award-winning books for children. She enjoys speaking to students at schools around the world.
In his walks along the seashore near Ugarit, Syria, Nizar Ali Badr always admired the stones on the beach and in the clear blue water. Now he gathers these stones and brings them home to his rooftop studio, where they become the medium for his art.