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World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story

World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story

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Co-written by a New York Times best-selling author, this moving story of a Muslim boy's exile from war-torn Bosnia to the United States offers a riveting refugee saga.​

Kenan loves drawing and playing soccer with his friends. He wants to be a famous athlete, hates it when his classmates trash his buck teeth by calling him "Bugs Bunny," and fights with his big brother, who's too busy and cool for him lately. Sometimes his parents drive him crazy, but he feels loved and protected--until the war ruins everything.

Soon, Kenan's family is trapped in their home with little food or water, surrounded by enemies. Ten months later, with help from friends and strangers, they finally make it out of the country alive. But that's only the beginning of their journey.

An action-packed page-turner with heart about a kid doing his best during difficult times, World in Between celebrates the power of community and resilience, hope and kindness.


Author: Kenan Trebincevic, Susan Shapiro
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 07/27/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.70w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9780358439875
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2021
School Library Journal 06/01/2021 pg. 60
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2021
Booklist 07/01/2021 pg. 87
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 127

About the Author
Kenan Trebinčevic is a Bosnian Muslim who survived the ethnic cleansing in the Bosnian War and came to the U.S. in 1993. He lives in Astoria, Queens. www.kenantrebincevic.com.

Susan Shapiro is an award-winning Jewish American journalist and best-selling author. She lives in Manhattan. www.susanshpiro.net, Twitter: @Susanshapironet, Instagram: @profsue123.
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