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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J AUN (Text) 33500013242318 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J AUN (Text) 33500013242300 New Checked out 08/14/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781773213972
  • ISBN: 1773213970
  • ISBN: 9781773213965
  • ISBN: 1773213962
  • Physical Description: 215 pages : map , 20 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Annick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on a true story.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references.
Summary, etc.:
"Fourteen-year-old Hasina is forced to flee everything she knows in this gripping account of the refugee crisis in Myanmar. For Hasina and her younger brother Araf, the constant threat of Sit Tat, the Myanmar Army, is a way of life in Rakhine province--just uttering the name is enough to send chills down their spines. As Rohingyas, they know that when they hear the wop wop wop of their helicopters there is one thing to do--run, and don't stop. So when soldiers invade their village one night, and Hasina awakes to her aunt's fearful voice, followed by smoke, and then a scream, run is what they do. Hasina races deep into the Rakhine forest to hide with her cousin Ghadiya and Araf. When they emerge some days later, it is to a smoldering village. Their house is standing but where is the rest of her family? With so many Rohingyas driven out, Hasina must figure out who she can trust for help and summon the courage to fight for her family amid the escalating conflict that threatens her world and her identity. Fast-paced and accessibly written, Crossing the Farak River tackles an important topic frequently in the news but little explored in fiction. It is a poignant and thought-provoking introduction for young readers to the military crackdown and ongoing persecution of Rohingya people, from the perspective of a brave and resilient protagonist."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Fourteen-year-old Hasina likes playing soccer, studying geometry, and being with her family in their multiethnic town of Teknadaung in the state of Rakhine on the coast of Myanmar. But all of this falls apart when a military occupation targeting the Muslim Rohingya population sets the neighborhood on fire, separating the family. Suddenly, Hasina is responsible for keeping her younger brother and cousin safe, even as she worries about the rest of her family. The author, aware that ethnic and religious divisions are easily sown by the media, ignorance, and fear, packs a great deal of information into this compelling story that will educate readers on a real, ongoing situation while also building empathy. A variety of characters embodies the array of attitudes towards the Rohingya in an all-too-familiar tale of communities torn apart by political interests. Hasina is a brave and resourceful protagonist, and her brother, Araf, adds a touch of levity to this otherwise heavy story of loss, displacement, and war. Grades 6-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    Fourteen-year-old Hasina likes playing soccer, studying geometry, and being with her family in their multiethnic town of Teknadaung in the state of Rakhine on the coast of Myanmar. But all of this falls apart when a military occupation targeting the Muslim Rohingya population sets the neighborhood on fire, separating the family. Suddenly, Hasina is responsible for keeping her younger brother and cousin safe, even as she worries about the rest of her family. The author, aware that ethnic and religious divisions are easily sown by the media, ignorance, and fear, packs a great deal of information into this compelling story that will educate readers on a real, ongoing situation while also building empathy. A variety of characters embodies the array of attitudes towards the Rohingya in an all-too-familiar tale of communities torn apart by political interests. Hasina is a brave and resourceful protagonist, and her brother, Araf, adds a touch of levity to this otherwise heavy story of loss, displacement, and war. Grades 6-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Prejudices > Juvenile fiction.
Racism > Juvenile fiction.
Refugees > Juvenile fiction.
Rohingya (Burmese people) > Juvenile fiction.
Burma > Juvenile fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / General.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism.
Genre: Rohingya (Burmese people)

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