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Jul 30, 2021Evelyn_b0Ok_Reviews rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
💛🏠💗OTHER WORDS FOR HOME💗🏠💛 Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new…
Jul 17, 2021sophiaSHkim rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I love that this was written verse by verse. Like a poem, stretching long and short like waves of wonder and insight. Her innocent perspective, courage and views are downright sad and lovely. Letting people know about racism in a way that…
Apr 22, 2021orangelibrarycard rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Very good teen novel written in verse. A fast read that I put in my queue and had forgotten was for middle-school readers until I got started. Lovely, insightful, and interesting. A young Syrian girl and her mother travel to Cincinnati,…
Feb 24, 2021
Written in versus, this middle-grade novel tells the story of a Syrian girl and her mother as they immigrate to the US. It features strong and diverse female characters and it is beautifully written from the point of view of the daughter.…
Feb 23, 2021IndyPL_MollieB rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
"Mama says that only tourists would pay / Mariana's prices for cake. / Mama says the word 'cake' like it's just an ordinary food, / which is strange since everyone knows that cakes are made of magic." "One night, though, Mama wins and…
Dec 16, 2020JCLBrittanyC rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This was one of the titles for Tween Book Club this month and it was a wonderful pick. We follow Jude who moves to the United States with her mother from Syria. As a reader we get to experience this journey right alongside Jude. She…
Jun 30, 2020NB_Books rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I honestly have no idea how people can possibly stand poetry yet even I enjoyed this one. Beautifully written.
Jun 01, 2020
this is the best book ever. the author of this book,Jasmine warga actually came to our school. and explained that this book is based little parts from her life like how her DAD WAS A REFUGEE. that is why I love the this book so much. and…
Apr 28, 2020Courtney_The_Librarian rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This novel in verse was beautifully written. I genuinely enjoyed reading it. Jude is believable and real, as are the other characters in the book. I love how well the author shows the difficultly of understanding the English language. I…
Mar 24, 2020ttbooknerd10 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This story is about a girl named Jude who's lived in Syria for most of her life, but when war struck, her mother and she must leave her home, friends and family to move to America to stay with her uncle. I enjoyed this book because it has…
Nov 30, 2019
What an amazing read! I love the fact that Jude did not give up on herself and her family. She was determined despite unexpected surprises in her life.
Oct 15, 2019OPL_KrisC rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A moving account of a young Syrian girl's experience leaving home and trying to fit in in America. Written as a novel in verse, this is a powerful and quick read. For fans of Aisha Saeed's "Amal Unbound".
Oct 10, 2019The_Zookeeper rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. I ended up listening to it because I have a hard time reading books in verse. I loved the reader and she really brought the story to life. The struggles on immigrants are real and they need to be heard.
Sep 21, 2019IndyPL_ShannonO rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The more books I read in verse the more I love them. Other Words for Home is a beautiful, lyrical story about a young Syrian girl named Jude who comes to live in America with her pregnant mother. Her father and brother remain in Syria. The…
Aug 22, 2019ArapahoeKati rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing! An incredibly moving novel, written in verse, about family, love, pride, xenophobia and courage. One of the best middle grade novels I've read this year.
Aug 12, 2019gpb101 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed the reality of this outstanding read. Jude is very brave and she never gives up.
Jul 24, 2019
amazing, we need more books like this
Jul 22, 2019Tigard_HollyCP rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Jude and her mom and soon-to-be-born baby sister are refugees. When it starts to get more dangerous in Syria, Jude and her mom leave behind her beloved brother, father and best friend to go live with her uncle in the United States. It’s…
Jul 20, 2019LPL_MaryW rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Jude is a Syrian girl who loves her family above all else. But when sparks of violence begin to ignite, she and her mother are whisked away to Cincinnati, leaving behind a working father and a brother joining the resistance. Heartbroken,…
Jul 19, 2019alyx_reads rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Simply beautiful and moving. Loved Jude and the story.
Jun 28, 2019CoreneBee rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely essential reading.
Jun 20, 2019Chapel_Hill_KarinM rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful novel in verse about a Syrian refugee in Cincinnati. So much rich detail about life in Syria and then adjusting to life in the US, this is both an important book and one that is a pleasure to read.