Written by award-winning author, Robin Stevenson;
based on the true story of Eka, Rainer, and their cat, Ghost.
When life in Indonesia becomes too dangerous for LGBTQ
people, Ghost and her two dads are forced to leave their
home and escape to freedom in Canada.
Their story is told from the perspective of Ghost.
“Stevenson tells the real-life story of Eka Nasution and Rainer Oktovianus with simplicity and clarity for younger audience. Both the primary text and the author’s note are written in accessible language, and centering Ghost creates appeal for young readers, who can easily identify with her family’s longing to live their true lives. This introduction to LGBTQ human rights for young children is a gentle and effective one.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“The world is changing, and Canada remains, at least in comparison to the global landscape, an LGBTQ safe space, and Ghost’s Journey plays a role in reinforcing this narrative for a positive purpose. If only more LGBTQ refugees had a Ghost to keep them company through the immigration process!”
“Highly Recommended” ~ Canadian Review of Materials
"To say that introducing young children to complex social justice issues – such as those involving LGBTQ+ refugees – is a challenge would be an understatement. But Robin Stevenson’s new picture book manages to present this complicated subject in an accessible and moving way." ~Quill and Quire
"Stevenson tells the tale from the perspective of their cat, Ghost, but does so without cutesy anthropomorphizing. Ghost is an observer of the action, but always with a realistic cat’s response, reminding us that this is a true story and not a made-up tale." ~Mombian
Full review: www.mombian.com/2019/08/30/new-picture-book-tells-story-of-two-gay-refugees-and-their-cat/