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Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
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Aug 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: elementary-fiction, children-s-literature
Read in August, 2010

The words of this book are placed in the format of poetry, with short lines and lots of white space. However, the text reads more like prose.

It tells of a boy's trip from Sudan to his new home in Minnesota. He's lost people close to him but still hopes to be reunited with one. Readers are introduced to many of the challenges that immigrants face, from language to culture. Tek also must deal with some terrible experiences he lived through in his native country.

This book can be a great way for upper-elementary children to experience cultural differences that may help them see other people with new eyes. It may also help many readers reflect on their own experiences and how they can strive for better futures.

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