Despite the outstanding commitment of many different actors, living conditions of refugee children in Germany remain precarious. Systematic knowledge about their situation is only slowly being acquired.
Based on the everyday social pedagogical work of the author Kristina Sellmayr, the book tells stories about the arrival of refugee children in Berlin. Through the stories they speak to us in a touching way, about their fears and dreams, strengths and weaknesses, successes, but also setbacks. Despite all adversities, however, the narrations always remain life-affirming and encouraging.
"And I’m Still Alive!"-author Kristina Sellmayr vividly shows us how loving care and openness strengthen children in using their abilities and shaping their future with dignity.
The book is aimed at educators, teachers, students, and people involved in working with refugees, as well as all those who are open to thinking outside the box when it comes to the topics of flight and integration and to accepting the diversity of the realities of refugees' lives.
The book first appeared in German under the title of "Und ich lebe doch! Geschichten über das Ankommen in Deutschland" in 2017. We owe the English translation to Steven A. Goldberg. It is now available as a digital version.