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Other Words for Home

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I am learning how to be
sad
and happy
at the same time.


Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.

At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Balzer + Bray
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    Shehzeen Muzaffar
    More hijabi girls on the cover? Hell yeah
    Sarah Ressler Wright
    Sooo good. Although labeled MG, it reads for YA as well and especially as it’s written in verse, students will love it. The descriptions of food-fabulous! The metaphors and turns of phrase are fantastic and the themes of resilience and surviving to thriving so well done.

    Phenomenal a must read for everyone!
    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Jan 12, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
    Other words for home:
    domestic
    central
    familiar
    family
    household
    local
    national
    native
    at ease
    at rest
    down home
    homely
    homey
    in one's element
    in the bosom
    inland
    internal
    Elysse
    Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Other Words for Home is one of those books that you read and know will go down in history. Much like The Hate U Give, this brilliant middle grade novel from writer Jasmine Warga touches on racism in America and the stigma surrounding being “other”.

    Jude, a 12 year old girl from Syria, comes to America and has to learn what “home” is, and how to feel comfortable in this seemingly new world that she has inhabited. Her story, gut-wrenching and heartbreaking at times, is one that is utterly real and
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    Rachel Strolle
    Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2018-reads, 2019-mg
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    Alexandra
    Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Jude and her family stuck with me long after reading - I am still rooting for her! Beautifully written in verse, Other Words for Home is a story that is powerful and enjoyable for children and adults alike. Simply put - a must read! Other Words for Home
    Jennifer
    Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Jude is a Syrian girl who travels to the U.S. with her mother to escape the war in their country. They have left family members behind and come to love with family Jude doesn't know, including a cousin who shares Jude's heritage but not her language or experiences. Warga shows how difficult it can be for Middle Eastern immigrants in the U.S. Not only are there language barriers and cultural differences with Americans, but often within their own circle too. Jude is a brave character, but she has ...more
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    Jasmine Warga is a writer from Cincinnati, Ohio who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is the internationally bestselling author of My Heart and Other Black Holes and Here We Are Now. Her books have been published in over twenty-five countries and optioned for film. Her debut middle grade novel, Other Words For Home, will be published in Spring 2019. Jasmine lives in an apartment filled w ...more