Other Words for Homeby Jasmine Warga
- Item #55A2 in
- Grades: 4 - 7
- Ages: 9 - 12
- Format: Paperback Book
After leaving her home in war-torn Syria, a young girl struggles to adjust to a new life in America.
Lyrical Verse Novel, Making Contemporary Events Come Alive, Life-Affirming Message, Realistic Portrait of the Refugee Experience
Topics and Themes:
Refugees and Immigration, School Days, Fitting In, Musicals, Syrian Americans
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At first everything in America seems too fast and 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 just might try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.