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Making It Home: Real-Life Stories from Children Forced to Flee

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Set in Sudan, this is a novel that tells two stories–one about a contemporary child who spends her days fetching water, the other about one of this African country's "lost boys." Simply and economically written, this account of the experiences of a young Sudanese refugee is suspenseful, poignant, and personal. The ending, which brings together the two separate narrative strands, is unexpected and moving. Includes a map, an afterword by the "lost boy" on whose story this is based (now living in Rochester, NY), and an author's note.

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In this inspiring collection, children living all over the world speak about being forced to flee their homes as refugees. With original, autobiographical accounts, Making It Home gives a poignant voice to the millions of young people whose lives have been disrupted by war but who have escaped. With maps, brief histories of each country, and an eight-page photo insert, this book helps young people understand the world and the children who share the dream of freedom.

Synopsis:

In this inspiring collection, children living all over the world speak about being forced to flee from their homes as refugees in original, autobiographical accounts. Includes an 8-page photo insert and maps.

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Set in Sudan, this is a novel that tells two stories–one about a contemporary child who spends her days fetching water, the other about one of this African country's "lost boys." Simply and economically written, this account of the experiences of a young Sudanese refugee is suspenseful, poignant, and personal. The ending, which brings together the two separate narrative strands, is unexpected and moving. Includes a map, an afterword by the "lost boy" on whose story this is based (now living in Rochester, NY), and an author's note.
"There have been several books about the lost boys of Sudan for adults, teens, and even for elementary-school readers. But [this] spare, immediate account, based on a true story, adds a stirring contemporary dimension. . . . Young readers will be stunned by the triumphant climax."Booklist, starred review "[This] spare, hard-hitting novel delivers a memorable portrait of two children in Sudan. . . . Tragic and harrowing."Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Two narratives intersect in a quiet conclusion that is filled with hope."School Library Journal, starred review

"This powerful dual narrative packs suspense and introspection into Park's characteristic spare description; while there are lots of details offered to the reader, they come not in long, prosaic lines but in simple, detached observations. Both Salva's and Nya's stories are told with brutal, simple honesty, and they deliver remarkable perspective on the Sudanese conflict. The novel's brevity and factual basis makes the reality of life in Sudan very accessible, and readers will find both the story and the style extremely moving."The Bulletin

"Park simply yet convincingly depicts the chaos of war and an unforgiving landscape. . . . A heartfelt account."Kirkus Reviews

"Brilliant. . . . A touching narrative about strife and survival on a scale most American readers will never see."BookPage

"Riveting."The Horn Book "[A] fast, page-turning read. . . . A great book for high school students and an important novel for young adults who enjoy learning about other world cultures."VOYA

Linda Sue Park is the author of Newbery Medal titleA Single Shardas well as numerous other novels, picture books, and poetry. She lives in Rochester, NY, with her family, and has a friend who was one of Sudan's "lost boys." His story was the inspiration for this book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142404553
Introduction:
Naidoo, Beverly
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Introduction by:
Naidoo, Beverley
Introduction:
Naidoo, Beverly
Introduction:
Naidoo, Beverley
Author:
Park, Linda Sue
Author:
Naidoo, Beverly
Author:
Naidoo, Beverley
Subject:
War
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
Children and war
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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In this inspiring collection, children living all over the world speak about being forced to flee their homes as refugees. With original, autobiographical accounts, Making It Home gives a poignant voice to the millions of young people whose lives have been disrupted by war but who have escaped. With maps, brief histories of each country, and an eight-page photo insert, this book helps young people understand the world and the children who share the dream of freedom.

"Synopsis" by , In this inspiring collection, children living all over the world speak about being forced to flee from their homes as refugees in original, autobiographical accounts. Includes an 8-page photo insert and maps.

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