THE BOAT tells the compelling interactive story of a boat of refugees.
In the 1970s and 1980s, hundreds of thousands of refugees fled Vietnam by boat. Produced by SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) Television in Australia, this interactive narrative tells the story of one family trying to survive in a small boat. Using a graphic novel style approach, readers scroll through a series of six chapters as they follow Mai on a sea voyage across dangerous waters.
Librarians will find this interactive experience to be an effective way to jumpstart conversations about both history and immigration issues.
To read this story, go to http://www.sbs.com.au/theboat/.