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Girl of the Southern Sea by Michelle Kadarusman
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it was amazing

*Thank you to the author for sharing a review copy with #collabookation.*
Girl of the Southern Sea takes us to Jakarta, into the life of Nia, a young girl who must find a way to sustain her family while her father works to ruin it.
Heartbreaking in struggle, the reader understands Nia's unending dedication to her brother and the memory of her mother. Every day, as she gets her brother off to school, she is reminded of the dream she had to abandon. Through much difficulty, Nia never loses faith in the choices she's had to make. With the help of mythological Goddess Dewi Kadita, Nia finds the strength to solve the problems she can and work to be her best every day.
This book is a wonderful tribute to kids all over the world who suffer through the choices their parents make. Nia, as is true of any child, deserves nothing but good. However, her life is very difficult and dangerous. Lovingly, Kadarusman infuses the story with hope and faith with the inclusion of Dewi Kadita.
Students will enjoy spending time in Jakarta - a world away from North America. But more than that, they will be inspired by Nia's love for herself and her family, Nia's hopes for education, and her work to achieve what seems completely impossible. Highly recommend Girl of the Southern Sea to students in grades 5 and up.
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February 3, 2019 – Shelved

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Michelle Kadarusman Dear Kristin, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. It means so much to know you highly recommend the story to students. Huge thanks. Terima kasih, (less)

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