Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home

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New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.

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 that Jude has always loved haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US--and her new label of "Middle Eastern," an identity she's never known before.

But this life also brings unexpected surprises--there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.

This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.

Author: Jasmine Warga
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Published: 05/28/2019
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780062747808
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 504111 / Other Words for Home

Award: Newbery Medal - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/15/2019 pg. 74
Publishers Weekly 02/25/2019
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2019 pg. 118
School Library Journal 04/01/2019 pg. 76
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2019
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2019 pg. 140
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style