The Roses in My Carpets
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The Roses in My Carpets

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  6 reviews
For a young refugee living with loss and terror-filled memories, time is measured by the next bucket of water, the next portion of bread, and the next call to prayer. Here, where everything - walls, floor, courtyard - is mud, a boyas heart can still long for freedom, independence, and safety. And here, where life is terribly fragile, the strength to endure grows out of nee...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside (first published 1998)
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Lisa Vegan
Oct 02, 2008 Lisa Vegan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: oh, I'm not sure
I really don’t know what to make of this book. I actually went and looked up the suggested age range for this book and it’s 5 to 8. The story length and the fact that it’s a picture book certainly seem to make it geared to early elementary school children. However, this is a book about the real ramifications of a real war in Afghanistan, and the concepts seem to be those best presented to older children and adults. I wouldn’t think (at least an American) five or six year old would be that enamor...more
Tentang Kareem, penenun karpet. Sejak ayahnya tewas di Afghanistan, Kareem harus menggantikan posisi ayahnya tersebut, menjadi pelindung bagi ibu dan adiknya. Ia pun membawa ibu dan adiknya ke kamp pengungsi di Peshawar. Kareem dituntut menjadi dewasa. Dia harus menjadi laki-laki yang tak punya rasa takut seperti ayahnya. Bunga-bunga di karpet yang ia tenun lah yang memberi warna lain dalam hidupnya.

Ebony Hargett
I would use this story for students who may have experienced moving and relocating. It can also be used as an opener for writing feelings and experiences into a story.
Good story; Afghanistani boy, war, hope.
A little sad, but the boy is determined and kind.
Really sad for a children's book
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