A Message from the Publisher, Christopher Robbins
Written by Megan Carson
"I've wanted to publish a book on the refugee crisis for a number of years. I became interested in this subject when I stumbled across an animated map that depicted the journeys of these refugees by traveling points of light. I was shocked that within a short time the individual points of light had become massive rivers of light, showing the crisis that was underway.
"Melissa Dalton Bradford already worked with me as author and lived in Germany and was an exceptional storyteller. I suggested she consider a book on the subject. When TSOS was founded and they had developed a significant library of imagery and stories, she contacted me to suggest that what TSOS now had would fulfill my interest in a book.
"At first glance at the material, I knew this was the book we had to publish. My hope is that it brings a greater awareness to this crisis and encourages all who see it to find a way to help.
"I believe that Let Me Tell You My Story is now the most important book I have published in my nearly thirty years of publishing."
To me, the label “refugee” is a badge of honor. I invite you to honor and celebrate refugees and welcomers with me this month and to meet some of these heroes at TSOS's Virtual World Refugee Day event on 17 June.
As we strengthen our relationships with resettlement agencies, friends, and community partners, we are discovering that the work doesn't have to be big to be important.