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
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.30h x 5.70w x 1.20d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Reading Level: 5.3
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 504111 / Other Words for Home
Award: Newbery Medal - Honor Book
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