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In a show of strength for migrants during a daunting time, more than fifty artists from around the world have created postcard images of birds, along with messages of hope. Featuring an introduction by Shaun Tan. From Mexico City's Natalia Gurovic comes a jewel-toned bird opposite the words "From up here I see no borders." From P.J. Lynch comes a seabird with the artist's p In a show of strength for migrants during a daunting time, more than fifty artists from around the world have created postcard images of birds, along with messages of hope. Featuring an introduction by Shaun Tan. From Mexico City's Natalia Gurovic comes a jewel-toned bird opposite the words "From up here I see no borders." From P.J. Lynch comes a seabird with the artist's personal wish for a safe journey and an openhearted welcome. From Argentinian illustrator Isol comes a child borne aloft on a bird below the words "Life is movement." From Jon Klassen, a sparrow, familiar and extraordinary. Sending a powerful message about human migration, more than fifty artists created postcards for the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2017, curated by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. From South Africa and Sweden, Chile and the Czech Republic, Iran and Indonesia -- more than twenty-five countries in all -- their images and words are now gathered into a stunning keepsake volume.


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In a show of strength for migrants during a daunting time, more than fifty artists from around the world have created postcard images of birds, along with messages of hope. Featuring an introduction by Shaun Tan. From Mexico City's Natalia Gurovic comes a jewel-toned bird opposite the words "From up here I see no borders." From P.J. Lynch comes a seabird with the artist's p In a show of strength for migrants during a daunting time, more than fifty artists from around the world have created postcard images of birds, along with messages of hope. Featuring an introduction by Shaun Tan. From Mexico City's Natalia Gurovic comes a jewel-toned bird opposite the words "From up here I see no borders." From P.J. Lynch comes a seabird with the artist's personal wish for a safe journey and an openhearted welcome. From Argentinian illustrator Isol comes a child borne aloft on a bird below the words "Life is movement." From Jon Klassen, a sparrow, familiar and extraordinary. Sending a powerful message about human migration, more than fifty artists created postcards for the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2017, curated by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. From South Africa and Sweden, Chile and the Czech Republic, Iran and Indonesia -- more than twenty-five countries in all -- their images and words are now gathered into a stunning keepsake volume.

30 review for Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders: The Power of Human Migration and the Way That Walls and Bans Are No Match for Bravery and Hope

  1. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    This book, out last summer, is a compilation from an exhibit that features postcards sent by more than 50 children's book illustrators from around the world to show solidarity with today's migrants. It is both inspiring and gorgeous to see the profoundly emotional art. From Satoko Watanabe in Japan: A little bird flies in the sky. A little bird is damaged. A Little bird needs a place to rest. He shows a sweet-welcoming bear with a "little bird" perched on its nose. From Shaun Tan, Australia Whe This book, out last summer, is a compilation from an exhibit that features postcards sent by more than 50 children's book illustrators from around the world to show solidarity with today's migrants. It is both inspiring and gorgeous to see the profoundly emotional art. From Satoko Watanabe in Japan: A little bird flies in the sky. A little bird is damaged. A Little bird needs a place to rest. He shows a sweet-welcoming bear with a "little bird" perched on its nose. From Shaun Tan, Australia Where there is change there is hope. Where there is hope there is life. He shows a postcard with paper ripped from it that has turned into an origami bird. Brief bios of each artist are given at the back with one final poem, an acrostic using the word, "peregrine" by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris, UK. The art is a peregrine falcon. Thanks to Candlewick Press for the copy.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Zoe's Human

    In 2017, the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society coordinated with the International House of Art for Children in Bratislava to produce an exhibition to draw attention to the plight of children and families around the world who found themselves fleeing violence, poverty, and oppressive regimes in the hopes of finding safety. Half of the exhibition consisted of postcards featuring birds created by illustrators from around the world. This book contains some of those works of art. I In 2017, the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society coordinated with the International House of Art for Children in Bratislava to produce an exhibition to draw attention to the plight of children and families around the world who found themselves fleeing violence, poverty, and oppressive regimes in the hopes of finding safety. Half of the exhibition consisted of postcards featuring birds created by illustrators from around the world. This book contains some of those works of art. I found the art lovely and also enjoyed the poetry that accompanied some of the postcards. As magnificent as the art was, I did get a bit tired of looking at birds. The theme makes perfect sense, but I'm just not that into birds. It was lovely though and some of the pieces were quite breathtaking.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    What a brilliant idea for an exhibition! As Shaun Tan writes in the introduction, "All migration is an act of imagination." Here, illustrators from thirty countries send original postcards of birds (migrators extraordinaire) to The International Centre for the Picture Book In Society. Walls and detention centers are no match for the power of such human imagination.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Illustrators from all over the world have contributed to this exhibition that has resulted in the production of this beautiful book. Full of postcards and illustrations, this book makes you think, it makes you appreciate what you have, it makes you think about those that have to flee their own homes for a variety of possible reasons; and that is something a lot of society chooses to ignore I think, which is what makes this book so special. Reading this was definitely more thought provoking than Illustrators from all over the world have contributed to this exhibition that has resulted in the production of this beautiful book. Full of postcards and illustrations, this book makes you think, it makes you appreciate what you have, it makes you think about those that have to flee their own homes for a variety of possible reasons; and that is something a lot of society chooses to ignore I think, which is what makes this book so special. Reading this was definitely more thought provoking than I expected. Some of the images produced within it actually contain quite a deep message that needs time to be deduced but when it is, it makes you stop and think wow. The use of birds as a metaphor throughout this book is so symbolic. When birds migrate no one questions why, there’s no border controls, no limitations and no prejudices against them. It really challenges our perceptions of the way we handle the migration of people in this day and age. "Share the world in peace and freedom. The Earth and its people have no owners."

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Mcbroom

    Beautiful collage of postcards sent by more than 50 illustrators around the world in the plight of the immigrants.

  6. 5 out of 5

    BrookesEducationLibrary

    A beautiful collection of illustrated postcards from around the world highlighting powerful messages and themes of human migrations.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    A beautiful little book of postcards from around the world. Some favorites were Chris Riddell “As the world warms, intolerance grows and war blights the lives of so many, we need to look after each other more and more.” Marie-Louise Gay “Imagination and knowledge, words and ideas fly over fences, barbed wire, brick walls, through prison bars, stormy skies and borders... And all the bird art ❤️❤️❤️ Reminded me just a little of Griffin and Sabine

  8. 5 out of 5

    Margie

    In 2015 at the University of Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom, the illustration department founded the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. It's purpose provides a focus with the making and study of the picture book in its broadest sense (children's books, comics, hand-made books, zines and educational books, e-book, graphic novel). Its interests extend to engage with 'society' in its broadest terms by promoting multi-culturalism, inclusivity of all minorities and socially di In 2015 at the University of Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom, the illustration department founded the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. It's purpose provides a focus with the making and study of the picture book in its broadest sense (children's books, comics, hand-made books, zines and educational books, e-book, graphic novel). Its interests extend to engage with 'society' in its broadest terms by promoting multi-culturalism, inclusivity of all minorities and socially disenfranchised people. An invitation in 2017 was sent to illustrators around the world asking them to send in a postcard with a picture of a bird on it. The bird could be representative of a real bird from your country, a fictitious bird from your culture or your own fantasy bird. The illustrators were also encouraged to include words or a message reflecting the theme of migrations. This exhibit was displayed in Bratislava, Slovakia from September 7, 2017 to October 29, 2017. More than three hundred illustrators from five continents in countries shown on this map responded. Of those respondents fifty-three were selected from the initial display to become a part of Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders: The Power of Human Migration and the Way That Walls and Bans Are No Match for Bravery and Hope (Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press, October 8, 2019) edited by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. This book is an exploration of and a journey into the human soul. It's an expression of honoring all people's endeavors to be free to live their fullest lives. My full recommendation: https://librariansquest.blogspot.com/...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    Heartfelt, amazing artwork, filled with humor and humanity, complies this postcard shaped book of migrating birds. Children's illustrators from many countries around the world contributed actual postcard paintings and prints on the front of each. An accompanied view of the back of the postcard, includes stamps, decorations and also short phrases, sentences or brief paragraphs. The message of this hope-filled book is that migrations of birds and people are similar. Birds seek good weather, adequa Heartfelt, amazing artwork, filled with humor and humanity, complies this postcard shaped book of migrating birds. Children's illustrators from many countries around the world contributed actual postcard paintings and prints on the front of each. An accompanied view of the back of the postcard, includes stamps, decorations and also short phrases, sentences or brief paragraphs. The message of this hope-filled book is that migrations of birds and people are similar. Birds seek good weather, adequate food to eat, and a safe landing. People hope that when war or economic necessity causes them to seek safety and shelter elsewhere, their adopted country folk will welcome them into the community life. All humans need acceptance, consideration, care, and dignity. "The Migrations Project" coordinated this world-wide children's artist effort. Adults will enjoy the art work equally as well as children. My three favorite postcards are: 1. "All Children of the World Should Feel Safe and Cherished," portraying a very sweet, unique, and humorous bird, that looks like a cross between a toucan and a sideways rocketship with a baby bird on top - artist Mies van Hout, Netherlands, page 84. 2. "Borders - not what they used to be," portrays a border control station floating in the clouds with a flock of birds, heading towards it, the lead bird, turning to say this to the other birds. It looks like is a soft watercolor with mostly greens and blues and is just hilarious (page 62, artist Axel Scheffler, UK). 3. The postcard from Myungae Lee, from South Korea (page 70-71), called Open the Door. Considering the situation between North and South Korea the plea is heart wrenching, even while the painting is beautiful.

  10. 4 out of 5

    J.L. Slipak

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is an extraordinary book. It’s full of some of the most incredible artwork by reputable artist, illustrationists for children’s books, and shows the talent of all in a compact, richly portrayed coffee table book. (In my opinion. I’d have it on my coffee table–wait, I do!) The book features fifty postcards sent to illustrators for children’s books focusing on a emotional topic, the solidarity of migrants. This movement surround MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This is an extraordinary book. It’s full of some of the most incredible artwork by reputable artist, illustrationists for children’s books, and shows the talent of all in a compact, richly portrayed coffee table book. (In my opinion. I’d have it on my coffee table–wait, I do!) The book features fifty postcards sent to illustrators for children’s books focusing on a emotional topic, the solidarity of migrants. This movement surrounds the plight of children and their families fleeing for their lives from places frought with poverty, murder, mayham, rape, and other atrocities. The one common element they sought in fleeing is safety. Meant to be inspirational and thought-provoking, the postcard format highlights the illustrator’s talent and on the following page, short tidbits of expression from migrants/refugees, some very enticing and heart-warming.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christina Reid

    A beautiful and thought-provoking little book featuring postcards from artists and writers from all over the world, based around the theme of migration and highlighting the variety if experiences faced by refugees and asylum seekers as they travel from their home country to a place of safety. I would have loved to see the exhibition! As a teacher, one of these postcards would be the perfect springboard for discussing what it means to be a refugee and provides an alternate vision to that often pre A beautiful and thought-provoking little book featuring postcards from artists and writers from all over the world, based around the theme of migration and highlighting the variety if experiences faced by refugees and asylum seekers as they travel from their home country to a place of safety. I would have loved to see the exhibition! As a teacher, one of these postcards would be the perfect springboard for discussing what it means to be a refugee and provides an alternate vision to that often presented in newspapers.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    Migrations is composed of postcards sent by more than fifty picture book illustrators to the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. This beautiful book speaks to the "way that walls and bans are no match for bravery and hope." Migrations is composed of postcards sent by more than fifty picture book illustrators to the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society. This beautiful book speaks to the "way that walls and bans are no match for bravery and hope."

  13. 4 out of 5

    Marissa

    This book was produced by the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society to go along with an eponymous exhibit. Picture book artists from around the world sent postcards with original art of birds in support of migrants around the world. The art is gorgeous. However, I think this book needs to be on display, because I'm not sure if a kid would find it. I'm also unsure of if a kid would want to check it out, it seems more interesting to an adult.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Justin Drew

    A sweet short book with children’s artists depicting on one side of a postcard a drawing of a bird or something similar and a comment or statement on the other side about migrants and refugees. It’s a beautiful collection with some sweet and warm comments. Some are quite inspiring. This collection came about from an art exhibition carried out at Worcester University.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Gudenburr

    A very unique and cool book. It is a collection of postcards sent from around the world by various children's illustrators. They each had a bird that migrated, along with the message about immigration. A very powerful book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    Lovely little book of encouragement and art. I'm not entirely certain who this book is FOR though. Children who will grow up to enjoy postsecret?

  17. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    Interesting and moving for adult fans of children's book illustrators, but limited appeal for actual kids.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Annese

    This would be fun a cute program!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    A beautiful, inspiring collection.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    I don’t think this would appeal to most children. I think it’s really geared to adults.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bijal Vachharajani

  22. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  23. 5 out of 5

    Aeicha

  24. 4 out of 5

    bet mercer

  25. 5 out of 5

    Megan

  26. 5 out of 5

    Zak

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tara

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lampley Miguet

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Yordanos Taye

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