Book and Activities: Red Leaves
Red Leaves is set in an ancient wood in London and tells the story of three young people who seek refuge there. Aisha, a 13-year-old Somali refugee, struggles when her foster mother announces a new family has been found for her. Zak, 12, is trying to cope with his parent’s divorce, while homeless Iona fends for herself on the streets. Each has been uprooted by war, rejection, family break-up and grief. But in Home Wood, unexpected bonds form, and they become stronger by each other and the magic of the place.
- Teaching notes