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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J WAR (Text) 33500013075437 New Checked out 02/04/2020
Moorhead Public Library J WAR (Text) 33500013075429 New Available -
Roseau Public Library j WAR (Text) 35500006259913 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062747808
  • ISBN: 0062747800
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
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 life with unexpected surprises.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    *Starred Review* From start to finish, Warga's middle-grade debut puts its hands around your heart and holds it, ever so gently, so that you're aware of your own fragility and resilience—just as Jude is while her life changes drastically from one day to the next. Growing up in a coastal town in Syria, Jude's days revolve around her family and best friend, watching movies, and going to school. But there's trouble on the horizon, and Jude's brother, Issa, gets involved in the resistance movement. Jude and her mother leave, moving in with Uncle Mazin and his family in Cincinnati. The novel's blank verse form works beautifully to capture Jude's tumultuous emotions as she adjusts to her new life. Friendships, complicated family relationships, Islamophobia, and a new language are just a few of the layers Warga weaves into Jude's consciousness. Jude is keenly aware of who she is—a sister, daughter, cousin, niece, friend—even as she works out the nuances of these roles. Her voice is both wise and naive, her responses credible, and her bravery admirable and accessible. After a few emotional crescendos, the story is resolved with satisfying closure and believable new possibilities. This should find its way into every middle-grade reader's hands. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Emigration and immigration > Juvenile fiction.
Syrians > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Syrians > America > Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Cloth or Hardcover.
Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction.
Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration.
People & Places - Middle East.
Social Themes - Adolescence & Coming of Age.
Emigration and immigration.
Genre: Fiction.

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