The Banana-Leaf Ball: How Play Can Change the World- Katie Smith Milway


A heart-warming children’ story set in a refugee camp in East Africa. It centres around Deo, who finds himself targeted by Remy, who attempts to intimidate and bully him. When a coach invites them all to play a game of football together, Remy and the other bullies are impressed by his skills and they start to work as a team.

Deo then shows them how to make a ball from dried banana leaves so they can continue to play together and the bonds of friendship are formed.

A book which tackles a number of important issues based on a true story.