The fort in the woods
After school Tim wants to play with his friend William
and build a fort in the woods. ‘Not today, Tim,’ says his
mother. ‘Filmon is coming to visit.’ Filmon is the new boy
in his class and he doesn’t speak English yet.
I can’t play knights with Filmon, thinks Tim. How can we
warn each other that the enemy is approaching when
we speak two different languages?
That afternoon Tim discovers that he and Filmon can be
friends nevertheless …
By Alieke Bruins and Carmen Groenefelt
In the year 2016 Inclusive Works held its third ‘Write & Unite’; a
recurring children’s story competition. The theme was ‘Colourful
Equality: Dignity and Equality for people of all races’. With this
competition Inclusive Works strives to include characters of African
descent in Dutch children’s literature. The story you are about to read
portrays and promotes inter-racial contact and friendships between
children and adults.
Laura Coello Eertink, directress Inclusive Works