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Aram's Choice by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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Apr 14, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008, adventure, all-ages, biography, children, history, travel, youth
Recommended to booklady by: Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
Read in July, 2008

A heart-warming story about a group of young Christian Armenian boys, survivors of the genocide which claimed the lives of their parents and most of the rest of their families as well. This seldom-mentioned atrocity which foreshadowed the later horrors of the Jewish Holocaust during WWII, is dealt with gently here. The focus of the book is not on the past, but the future.

Twelve-year-old Aram, the titular character, is living in an orphanage in Greece in the 1920s and is offered an opportunity to start life over again in a new country, Canada. The text and story are bound to be appealing to young boys; Aram's Choice is age appropriate as a chapter book reader for the early grades. The illustrations are also beautifully realistic. This is a lovely book and enjoyable from many different perspectives (historical, pedagogical, religious, social, artistic) and for many reasons.

Most highly recommended!
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Marsha Thanks for the lovely review, Booklady!

message 2: by Gillian (last edited Jul 12, 2008 12:02PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Gillian It was one of my favorite books too!

Marsha Thanks, Gillian!

booklady Thanks for reading and commenting on the review Marsha! You're right, it is a good book, Gil!

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