Saturday, September 12, 2009

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate

This young adult story is told in couplet form almost as if the boy is singing in verse (perhaps as his native language may be said). It is well written. It tells the tale of a young imigrant from Sudan who has lost his brother, and father to the war there and was separated from his mother in a relief camp. He is sent to live in Minnesota where he learns about snow, friendship, English, department stores, hope, and some familiar things of the past.

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