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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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CodyFordPEDS
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Growth is such a huge part of our human experience. I know that as I have continued on through my 20s I learned lessons time and again that I thought I learned as a kid. Some of them I learned the hard way. Some of them through the cautions of those older than me who had chosen a wrong path. Jude‘s path has been rough and winding but it makes her who she is just like me. @NCHPedsReads #FEBPedsReads

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Johernandez
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This chapter was hard to read. Those words resonate in a lot of us. When you feel that you belong, it‘s almost like not feeling anything, however, when you feel that you don‘t belong it consumes you and while days come and go, the emptiness stays. #nchpeds

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BucklingBookshelves
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I need to remember this sometimes! Jude is pretty wise for her young years. #buddyread

smilingshelves She really used her experiences to grow in wisdom and maturity. And I just want to give her a hug for everything she's been through! Also, if I were in middle school, I would totally want to be her friend. 😀 6d
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BucklingBookshelves
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Isn‘t this so true? #buddyread

TheBookKeepers YES! I highlighted this one too!! 7d
smilingshelves Yes, it is! 6d
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BucklingBookshelves
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I totally slacked in my posting for this #buddyread, but I really enjoyed the book! I just love the imagery of this quote.

smilingshelves Yes, I loved that one, too! Warga does such a good job of painting pictures, in both the mundane and profound. 6d
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LiteraryinLititz
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Gentle and powerful, this middle grade story deserves all the praise it‘s received. It is loosely written in verse, but not rhyming or anything, just not normal prose. The main character is a multifaceted girl named Jude who moves with her mom from Syria to the US to live with relatives. It‘s about belonging and changing and family and self-discovery and hate and hope and friendship. The writing is beautifully simple and deep. Read it!

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Johernandez
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When Jude said Americans love labels, that spoke to me because I‘ve experienced some of her feelings when moving to a new place. It‘s definitely intimidating, I hope she can learn to adjust to her environment.

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TheBookKeepers
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@BucklingBookshelves @smilingshelves

This passage was so powerful! & has a lot of hard truths woven into it. I love seeing this message confronted in MG fiction in the delicate way it is. Phenomenal writing! I think we can battle religious prejudices by using POVs like this ❤️ This story never bashes on America but instead encourages us to understand each other and the differences of others; to build relationships ¬ just rely on assumptions.

LiteraryinLititz Well said. I‘m in the middle of this one and it‘s wonderful! 1w
Suet624 💕💕💕 1w
smilingshelves I agree. This part was really powerful. I love when a book makes me think and broadens my perspective, and this book has done that a lot! 1w
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HappyMaddy
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Over the weekend I finished the book while watching middle school basketball. So many people asked me about the story & fascinated with the illustration on the cover. I felt unsettled after finishing this story... I wanted more from her!!!!! #NCHPEDSReads #FEBPEDsReads @NCHPedsReads

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smilingshelves
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"What is there left to be afraid of?" Boy, that puts life in perspective, doesn't it! #buddyread

@BucklingBookshelves @TheBookKeepers

LiteraryinLititz Sure does. Wow. I currently have this out from the library and am going to start it soon! 1w
BucklingBookshelves Yes! That is the same exact passage that really struck me last night. Jade has really had to face so much at such a young age. 1w
TheBookKeepers Yes so impactful! One the of the reasons this is such a great and poignant MG novel. Puts worldly issues into perspective in a gentle way 🖤 1w
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smilingshelves @LiteraryinLititz I have every confidence that you will love this book when you read it! 1w
smilingshelves @BucklingBookshelves Yes, she has. I can't even imagine dealing with everything she's living through. 1w
smilingshelves @TheBookKeepers Gentle is the perfect way to describe what this book does! 1w
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TheBookKeepers
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MG novel told in verse about a Syrian teen who moves to America w/ her mother to escape political turmoil of her home country. She misses her older brother & father who stayed behind, but is trying to find out what it means to be Muslim in America & learning it‘s ok to have 2 homes. Great story featuring a Muslim main character w/ gentle highlights about the misconceptions of Muslims held by many Americans &appropriate for the intended age group.

Peddler410 The author was celebrated at my favorite indie bookstore Monday night. Unfortunately, the bookstore is not near my home and the timing on a school night kept us away 😢 1w
TheBookKeepers Oh what a bummer!!!!! @Peddler410 author events always seem to fall on weeknights 😩 1w
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CodyFordPEDS
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Hope is such a wonderful agent for change. Though some people take activism to an extreme and resort to violence, that is the way they can sometimes manifest hope. Jude is full of hope for all of her loved ones and takes hope in a non-violent path. From the members of her family she leaves behind to her new acquaintances in the US, she hopes for growth and peace. @NCHPedsReads #FEBPEDSreads

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Giovanny_Vargas
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Jude is going through a lot of changes right now! The biggest thing going on in her life right now is she is finally able to wear a scarf! I remember in the beginning of the story she felt Fatima was “kilometers ahead of her” since she was the first girl in their class to wear a scar. On a side note, I loved this quote ❤️ #FEBPedsReads #NCHPEDsReads

CodyFordPEDS I know there are people in my life that support me and make me feel like fully baked bread. I think we all need those people to get through the roughest and undefined parts of life! I‘m glad Jude found that in herself and others! @NCHPedsReads #FebPEDSReads 1w
HappyMaddy Awe I love this. I like to bake bread, literally & figuratively!!! Jude really warms my heart like baked bread too. @NCHPedsReads #FebPEDSReads 1w
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Amandagrullon
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Jude‘s journey was inspiring. She demonstrated so many qualities of a strong female: determination, persistence, courageous, and fear. She tried to be brave like her brother but was always honest to herself about the uncertainty of her new situation. Her emotions were real and she helped readers see that it‘s ok to go out there and take on new challenges, whether by choice or not.

Johernandez I actually really liked this book. It‘s so relatable and shows a different perspective from a culture that I would love to know more about! 6d
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smilingshelves
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Another moment when I feel my heart squeeze. How incredibly true is that statement, and what a thing to learn when you're only in seventh grade. #buddyread @BucklingBookshelves

TheBookKeepers I‘m also currently reading this 🖤 2w
smilingshelves @TheBookKeepers Isn't it such a great book? Please join in any of our buddy read discussion you would like to. The more the merrier! 😊 2w
TheBookKeepers Definitely! What‘s the details of ur buddy read? Is it scheduled discussions ? 2w
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smilingshelves @TheBookKeepers Nothing formal! We started reading on Friday and are getting through about 50 pages a day. We stopped on section 4 last night. We just comment on anything that strikes us. I don't know where you are in your read, but jump in anytime! 1w
TheBookKeepers OK great! I‘m starting section 5 right now 🖤 1w
BucklingBookshelves I forgot to comment on this one 🙊 Yes, I have to agree. Hoping in the face of so much heartache is indeed very brave ❤️ 6d
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BucklingBookshelves
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Valentine‘s Day reading! Getting started on my next #buddyread — and 3rd Newbery of the year — with @smilingshelves 📚📚📚

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smilingshelves
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This is what I love about novels in verse. You can be reading a section that's pure plot, and then the last few lines grab your heart and shine a new light on everything you've just read. This book does that a lot, which is why I'm looking forward to my #buddyread with @BucklingBookshelves!

BucklingBookshelves I loved this part! ❤️ You‘re so right, I love how so many if these poems end like that. Also, I‘m sure our perspectives are different than that of the target age-range for this book — but I‘m really feeling for Jude‘s mom. I can only imagine what she must be thinking and feeling learning she is expecting a new baby under such scary circumstances. I was wondering what specifically was going to prompt them to travel — and I so get it. 2w
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sydneydaniels
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It makes me sad how alone Jude feels at the moment. With her cousin Sarah asking “When she will leave” while also missing her family back in Syria, I quite frankly could not imagine the pain. I also think it‘s interesting how Jude‘s mom is very closed off to the idea of Jude‘s aunt being “too American” and making her uncle that way too. I wonder if Jude‘s mom will warm up to the idea throughout the book? @NCHPedsReads

Giovanny_Vargas There is most certainly a struggle with culture throughout the story and the aunt being more “American“ when compared to judes mom #FebPedsReads #NCHPedsReads (edited) 2w
CodyFordPEDS I think this illustrates an intolerance that can pervade sometimes when it comes to immigrants in America. Different people react to differences in different ways. I think this perfectly shows why we need to have compassion when it comes to these situations! @NCHPedsReads #febPEDSReads 1w
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sydneydaniels
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It makes me sad how alone Jude feels at the moment. With her cousin Sarah asking “When she will leave” while also missing her family back in Syria, I quite frankly could not imagine the pain. I also think it‘s interesting how Jude‘s mom is very closed off to the idea of Jude‘s aunt being “too American” and making her uncle that way too. I wonder if Jude‘s mom will warm up to the idea throughout the book? @NCHPedsReads #NCHPEDSREADS

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sydneydaniels
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It makes me sad how alone Jude feels at the moment. With her cousin Sarah asking “When she will leave” while also missing her family back in Syria, I quite frankly could not imagine the pain. I also think it‘s interesting how Jude‘s mom is very closed off to the idea of Jude‘s aunt being “too American” and making her uncle that way too. I wonder if Jude‘s mom will warm up to the idea throughout the book? @NCHPEDSREAD

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sydneydaniels
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It makes me sad how alone Jude feels at the moment. With her cousin Sarah asking “When she will leave” while also missing her family back in Syria, I quite frankly could not imagine the pain. I also think it‘s interesting how Jude‘s mom is very closed off to the idea of Jude‘s aunt being “too American” and making her uncle that way too. I wonder if Jude‘s mom will warm up to the idea throughout the book? @NCHPEDSREADS #NCHPEDSREADS

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kennedimartin
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Have you finished the book yet? It was such a sweet ending, but I want her to write more so I know how the characters stories continue! This is the hardest part for me with books, how do their lives continue? I like to think her brother was able to visit and her dad was able to meet the new baby. How do you think their stories continued after the book ends? #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads

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sydneydaniels
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Jude is meeting her uncle and is seeing how different her life is back home vs. her uncle‘s life in America. She describes her cousin Sarah as a “cool American” which I find interesting. Jude is already looking at American culture as “cool” because it is so unlike her normal upbringing. This makes me feel as if Jude is excited to learn about being more like the American culture. I‘ll have to keep reading and see!

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Bshelton27
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“Americans love labels” This is such a sad but accurate statement. Do you feel like other countries have the same? For such a small child to pick up on this so early on, is eye opening.

CodyFordPEDS We defintely love labels as Americans. I think we are so bombarded with so many different types of information that labels are the way we categorize and analyze. But life is full of so much nuance and people are so beautifully complex that we must resist the urge like Jude does! @NCHPedsReads #FebPEDSReads 3d
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Bshelton27
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I feel like this part of the book is everything we‘ve been taught about in our TSL classes. Seeing the perspective from Jude entering her new class makes me really want to strive to make these children feel safe and welcomed.

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CodyFordPEDS
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Jude deals with so many people projecting their stereotypes onto her the longer she spends in America. She even has it happen within her own family. Sarah complains that she doesn‘t even know English before she asks Jude if she does. Have you dealt with projected stereotypes? How do you deal with them? @NCHPedsReads #FEBPEDSreads

Bshelton27 I thought that was so sad. I feel like as a family member she should be more supportive of her cousin. 3w
Giovanny_Vargas I thought this was very sad, but sadly I can relate to this. Being a Hispanic who speaks Spanish there are times where people assume I don‘t know English or my English is not that great just because I speak Spanish. Even times when they‘re shocked that I speak English. I‘ve just learned to shrug it off! 3w
sydneydaniels Stereotypes are definitely portrayed in this book. It‘s unfair to assume like that! 2w
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Johernandez
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I have been enjoying reading “Other words for home” by Jasmine Warga. Jude is trying to get acclimated to the American way of life. I took a picture of this excerpt here because I can‘t seem to get away from homophones and making connections from class to text. Can‘t wait to see what happens next!

Giovanny_Vargas I love this part when her teacher mentions how she dislikes English! It reminds me of our RED class where we learned that there are 26 letters in the alphabet but 44 sounds! #NCHPedsReads #FEBPedsReads 3w
CodyFordPEDS English is the trickiest language. Growing up, my grandad always used to revel in all of its odd rules and exceptions. Doesn‘t work for the teacher here as we should be encouraging students to love complexity like Jude does. @NCHPedsReads #FebPEDSreads 3w
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Giovanny_Vargas
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Wow! I absolutely loved this quote and thought it was such a powerful way to end part 3 of this book. Sometimes having hope can be the hardest thing to do and it can also be the bravest. I love how in the ending of pet 3 she talks about her brother and her love from him. #FEBPedsReads #NCHPedsReads

Johernandez I definitely relate to that statement! Sometimes when you don‘t have anything at least you can have a little hope! 3w
CodyFordPEDS I agree with this quote wholeheartedly. Hope is something we all should continue to have but it‘s hard to get back up when you have been knocked down. I think it‘s hard even though we are blessed with such a first world lifestyle in America. We get bombarded with media showing other people‘s successes. It can be hard to power through that barrage. @NCHPedsReads #FebPEDSReads 3w
sydneydaniels What a great quote to pull out of the text. It portrays Jude‘s feelings so well! 2w
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Amandagrullon
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We finished the book! Hearing Jude‘s story of overcoming challenges and extreme change is inspiring. She is a strong female character that girls and women of all ages can enjoy and relate to in some way. This book touches on family, conflict, society, and adjustment. It‘s verse style made it enjoyable as well. Something different that made the book work even better

kennedimartin I love that your cat reads with you!! You must have a great story telling voice 😂 I finished the book too!! Such a great read (edited) 3w
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HappyMaddy
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“Yeah, me too” So simple. So genuine. It‘s always nice to have someone else in your boat. ❤️ #NCHPedsReads #NovPedsReads

Amandagrullon I think Jude is such a relatable character in some way. She is strong, brave, but also has self doubt and fear. She was comforted by those three words and it was heart warming 3w
Johernandez I love this part! Sometimes less is more. Even if you feel there‘s more to say, it may be better to keep it simple. 3w
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NCHPedsReads
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Book 📖 Club Discussion Question: How does Jude come to realize that America “has its sad and tired parts too”? (p. 82) #NCHPEDSREADS #FebPedsReads

sam.michetti I think that Jude is coming to the realization that the postcard picture of America is not completely all that it truly is. While still a great country, and an incredible improvement from her war-ridden homeland, America still has an ever-growing homeless population, its own history with war, violence, famine, and heartbreak. I think she is coming to the conclusion that everywhere is torn between happy and sad.
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simplychrystal she realizes that America isn‘t the perfect dream everyone says it is. 3w
Amandagrullon She saw the reality and she realized it was not the picture perfect place where the movie stars come from. There are real people with real problems and many conflicting ideas about what is right 3w
Giovanny_Vargas She sees that America isn‘t perfect because she now lives there and sees America first hand versus before even she would see America through movies she loved. She starts noticing America is filled with homeless people on every corner of the streets. Also, as she starts learning to read, she notices that in articles and magazines she‘s not as welcomed to America as she thought she would be. 3w
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HappyMaddy
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I will always make the time to read my favorite book right now!🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️#NCHPedsReads #NovPedsReads

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latenightlatte
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Other Words For Home was a great book! I actually finished the book at 11:32 today, but I totally forgot to post it! Oops!

#NCHPedsReads
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#kennedimartin

kennedimartin I‘m so glad you enjoyed it!! I finished it as well! What did you think of the ending?? I wonder how far @Bshelton27 is into the book (edited) 4w
Bshelton27 I got the entire first part done! @latenightlatte keep us updated with what new books you‘re reading! 3w
latenightlatte Ack! Why do I never check Litsy on time? The book was really good! 3w
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yahavcohen
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I can‘t believe Jude left home and decided to leave her family behind. She had is such an amazing character and she has overcome a lot of challenges in her life. I can‘t Believe she did something so brave, I don‘t think I could‘ve done something like this at her age. Do you think you would have been able to accomplish the same things as Jude?
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sydneydaniels
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Jude left her home. Jude is such a brave soul to be able to leave in protection of herself! I cannot imagine being so young and making such a big change to my life. Her braveness makes me think about what types of brave things I‘ve done, such as stepping out of my comfort zone. Comment something that makes you brave like Jude!

yahavcohen I think Jude is so brave and I‘m glad you got out of your comfort zone, I can definitely say I have done the same since I started college 4w
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Giovanny_Vargas
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Spoiler Alert! Jude has just left what she use to call home! I can not imagine how she must be feeling in this moment! I remember when I was young and I moved from New York to Florida I was so scared. I was worried about my new school, and how life was gonna change going from a city to a more suburban area and so much more, but at least I stood in the U.S. How do you guys think Jude is feeling? #JanPedsReads #NCHPedsReads

sydneydaniels Gio, I‘m sure Jude is feeling nervous or scared just like any other person would. She is so brave to be able to move from home! 4w
Bshelton27 I have personally never made a big move like that but, I couldn‘t imagine. I would be so nervous! I‘m glad the author wrote about this in her story because I feel like we will have students in similar situations as Jude! #JanPedsReads #NCHPedsReads 4w
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Johernandez
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Jude has made the move and left her family behind. She has overcome many obstacles and continues to in her new home. Being in a new country with a new language is difficult but throw in cultural differences and it‘s a whole other ball game! #NCHPedsReads #janPEDSreads

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CodyFordPEDS
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Jude left her family for her own safety and the safety of her family. I can‘t imagine the type of courage it takes to be Jude‘s mom. You have to start over in a new country with brand new customs and language, all while leaving your son and father in an area you know is dangerous. These are the types of situations that galvanize or tear apart a family. I hope for Jude‘s sake, it‘s the former. @NCHPedsReads #JanPEDSReads

Giovanny_Vargas The fact that Jude and her mom left leaving her brother and father behind made me so sad! I cannot imagine having to split up from my siblings let alone leaving them behind somewhere that is very dangerous. #JanPedsReads #NCHPedsReads 4w
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Channing_Austin
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“There is an Arabic proverb that says: She makes you feel like a loaf of freshly baked bread. It is said about the nicest, kindest people. The type of people who help you rise.” Comment someone who helps you rise! @DrSpalding helps me rise, so I can be the best teacher I can be! #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads

DrSpalding That made my day Channing! Thank you! ❤️📚 4w
CodyFordPEDS My fiancée helps me rise. No matter the kind of day I‘m having, she lifts me up. No matter what path I choose to forge, she is with me. It‘s important to have that in your life. I know that Jude probably feels like that about Fatima and her mother as well. Especially when things start to go sideways. @NCHPedsReads #JanPEDSReads 4w
Giovanny_Vargas Wow! I love this proverb! My family always help me rise. No matter how stressed I get they always manage to calm me down. They make me stronger. #NCHPEDSReads #JANPEDSReads (edited) 4w
sydneydaniels My best friends help me rise! Any day I need them I know they‘re there. When my family can‘t be because they‘re back home, I always have my best friends to lean on. #JanPedsReads #NCHPedsReads 4w
yahavcohen My close friends and family help me rise. Without them, I wouldn‘t be who I am today and I‘m very thankful for them 4w
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"To lose something,
year after year,
only to trust that it will
someday grow back."

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Amandagrullon I liked this phrase too because it‘s something that we never think about or really notice, it just happens. Hope you‘re enjoying this book! 4w
Channing_Austin This is a very powerful quote with so many layers! I‘m so glad you decided to post about this quote! I hope you are loving the book! 4w
Bshelton27 This quote is relatable for so many reasons! I love that you found something so powerful to share. I hope you‘re loving Litsy as much as we do! 😊 4w
latenightlatte I found this as a very powerful quote l as I continued later in the book! Definitely something to think about. 4w
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latenightlatte
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Am I the only one who understands!?

#NCHPedsReads
#kenndimartin
#Bshelton27

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Bshelton27
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The beginning of part 2 begins with Jude arriving in America. If you were Jude, how would you feel on the airplane as it was starting to descend into America, your new home? #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads

CodyFordPEDS I would be so many things. Terrified. Excited. Somber. I would have had to leave two men who mean the world to me behind, not knowing of their safety. I think I would also be relieved to know I‘m within the bounds of a nation not in war. Where violence in the streets is an exception not a norm. I look forward to seeing how she adapts. @NCHPedsReads #JanPEDSReads 4w
Channing_Austin Great question!!! I would be terrified because it is a whole new place, and I would not know what to expect. I would have some excitement because of the new journey, but knowing myself I would be very scared due to the unknown. 4w
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latenightlatte
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Just starting the book! Thanks for helping me out guys, you know who you are!

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kennedimartin I‘m so excited to talk about the book with you! Keep us updated on your page progress, you go girl 💪🏽🤓 4w
Bshelton27 So excited to start the book with you! Can‘t wait to see how much you read today 😍 4w
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NCHPedsReads
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Dear PedsAcademy Readers! Did you know that our book club pick “Other Words for Home” was named a Newbery Honor Book on Monday. Congratulations, Jasmine Warga! #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads

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kennedimartin
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I just finished part 4! It was (so far) my favorite part of the book. I love reading how Jude learns who she is and reading how she is growing into her strong, brave self. I can‘t wait to read how her character grows from here! #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads

Amandagrullon I‘m just getting to this part! My late night reading is usually my relax time, but I‘m thinking I‘ll feel anxious and excited reading it. We‘ll see! 4w
Johernandez I‘m getting to this part too! It‘s difficult to stop myself from over reading. She‘s going through so much right now and I just want to know more! 4w
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Amandagrullon
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Blurry photo, but I captured a cute moment last night while reading. I was reading out loud and one of my cats, Sage, was sitting in her box and stuck around to hear about Jude‘s journey. The more I read, the less I want to put it down!

LiteraryinLititz I love cat read-aloud sessions! Mine really seem to like it. 😋 1mo
kennedimartin Hi Amanda! I agree, I‘m having a hard time trying to put this book down!! What‘s your favorite part so far? 4w
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LibrarianRyan
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This should come as no surprise as it took home a few awards at Mondays Youth Media Awards ceremony.

Out Middle Grade book of 2019 is Other Words for Home.

#LitsyAwards #Winner

Eggs Yayyy 1mo
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kennedimartin
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“Excuse us. Thank you. We are happy.” (Warga p. 188).

This moment in the book has been the most powerful to me so far. I cannot seem to put this book down!!

Has anyone else read to this part of the book yet?

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DrSpalding Yes! Finished! Enjoy this book! It‘s on the short list for the Newbery award. We will know Monday morning who wins! ❤️📚 1mo
NCHPedsReads Thank you, @kennedimartin for sharing! Hope you are enjoying Jude‘s journey. ❤️🌏 1mo
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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Just started reading “Other Words for Home” by Jasmine Warga and although I have just scratched the surface of this book I must say I am already in love with this book! From reading the first few chapters I love the main character Jude! I also think Fatima is hilarious as she “hates math” but never fails to remind Jude that she is 24 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes older than her! #JANPedsReads #NCHPedsReads

DrSpalding Some students will relate to Fatima. It‘s a great book. Enjoy!❤️📚 1mo
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