Books by June Allan

STREET CHILDREN by Anthony Robinson
by Anthony Robinson, photographed by Anthony Robinson, illustrated by June Allan
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Despite its limitations, this well-meaning book may help to inculcate social awareness in the children who read it. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A photo essay with supplementary illustrations introduces readers to eight children who live on the streets in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Guatemala. Read full book review >
MELTEM'S JOURNEY by Anthony Robinson
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Starkly realistic and eye-opening, if emotionally difficult. (facts about Kurdistan, historical note) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A Kurdish refugee tells the story of her family's constant threat of imprisonment and deportation when asylum is denied following their illegal journey from a village in eastern Turkey to England. Read full book review >
MOHAMMED’S JOURNEY by Anthony Robinson
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Most disappointing is the sparse informational material, which only sketchily summarizes the modern history of Iraq and the Kurds and lacks any references. (authors' notes, map) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Without much introduction, Mohammed, a young Kurd, tells his frightening family story. Read full book review >
ENCORE, GRACE! by Mary Hoffman
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Good discussion material as well as realistic early fiction for read-aloud sessions. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Confident, determined Grace is back in a new school year sporting lots of changes that challenge her comfort zone within her circle of friends and immediate family. Read full book review >