Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer, is a short poem roughly around 48 pages, illustrating the global refugee crisis. This heart-wrenching poem is inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to escape his war-torn country. Although the poem is brief, Hosseini’s writing techniques and Dan Wiliams’s meaningful illustrations impact the readers. This tear-jerking and sorrowful poem takes the form of a letter. Hosseini depicts a father cradling his sleeping son as they wait for their boat to arrive. The father speaks to his son, recalling his grandfather’s house, the crowded city of Homs, and the days before they had to flee their country. It provides an alternative perspective on the refugee crisis; the poem is told through the eyes of a grieving father, who prays his son lives a happy healthy life. I really enjoyed reading this eye-opening book. Definitely, a must-read! - 4.5/5 stars, SAPL Read It & Review Contributor

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