Other Words for HomeeBook - 2019
New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!
A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.
Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.
At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of "Middle Eastern," an identity she's never known before.
But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.
This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
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OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
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"Sharing what you have does not make what you have worth any less"
"Generosity is really just another word for love" (author's note)
"Let's work on giving more love to others as well as to ourselves"
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jude is a young girl who lives in the middle east. her life completely changes wars and protests come and her most beloved brothers runs off to fight. at the same time her mother gets pregnent. since it is too risky to give birth to baby in the middle jude's parents decided jude and her mother would run of to Cincinnati to live with some reletives. and she would have to leave her father and brother behind. over at Cincinnati jude has to deal with couple of the hardest situation in her life. read this wonderful book to see what they
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