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Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan | Mary Williams, R. Gregory Christie
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#NewYearNewYou Day 24: Fats‘ review: #BenevolentBrothers in Hope “is a story of courage and survival. The Lost Boys of Sudan traveled barefoot to Ethiopia, and then finally sought safety in Kenya. It was a dangerous journey through deserts, mountains, and rivers. Their lives in refugee camps were as challenging and difficult but it helped prepare them for their new life in America.” Full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-8lj

Eggs Perfect!!👏🏻👏🏻 18h
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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Hello PedsAcademy Readers! What do you think about Jude? What character qualities does she exhibit? How do you think Jude will evolve throughout the story? #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads

DrSpalding There are many qualities that come to mind however the first is brave! Making many text to world connections with what has taken place in Syria, my heart breaks for Jude and her Mom fleeing from her war torn homeland and starting anew in a strange place; especially as a TWEEN! #NCHPedsReads ❤️📚 20h
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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Welcome, PedsAcademy Book Club Members! January‘s book club pick is Jasmine Warga‘s “Other Words for Home”. Told in verse, “Other Words for Home” follows 12-year-old Syrian refugee Jude as she and her mother work to build a new home in Ohio while her father and brother are still in Syria. When posting, please remember to use the tags #NCHPedsReads and #JanPedsReads to connect with other PedsAcademy book club members!

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Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Jude is a young girl from Syria, an aspiring movie star and best friend to her cousin and brother, Fatima and Issa. She remembers the old Syria with bustling tourists, scents of money and French perfume however this summer will be different according to Fatima. Issa and baba‘s tension grows stronger when Issa is no longer welcome to ghadah. Issa and Baba argue about political change. Jude feels this has broken up her family.

kennedimartin This is a great summary!! I‘m so excited to read more into the book to see how the characters grow and to see how their relationships change. Thanks for sharing! #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads (edited) 13h
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Bone Talk | Candy Gourlay
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A bit heavy, but I should have expected that from the cover copy. A good kid‘s narrative voice.

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CodyFordPEDS
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga starts the story of Jude and her family‘s interaction with unrest and revolutionary ideas of the young population of Syria. Jude is just like any other growing young lady, laughing at American pop culture and dreaming of being a movie star. But she has the heartbreaking addition of watching her brother Issa and father Baba, argue about Syria‘s political direction. excited to learn more! #JanPEDSReads

Johernandez Cody, awesome job on not saying too much! Some of the content was surprising to me because it‘s pretty mature but war and political change are mature subjects. I‘m concerned about Baba and how his feelings towards Issa and Jude will progress. 22h
NCHPedsReads Thank you, @CodyFordPEDS for getting the conversation started! We are all excited to see how Jude evolves throughout the story! #NCHPedsReads #JanPedsReads 21h
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A Song for Cambodia | Michelle Lord, Shino Arihara
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#NewYearNewYou Day 21: This simple, idyllic existence, in Cambodia was disrupted by the presence of the Khmer Rouge or the “Red Khmers” in their once-peaceful town. There were loud explosions everywhere and the sounds of children being torn apart from their parents. The hard faces of soldiers with threatening guns replaced the sounds of the songbirds. #HardTimes indeed. My review of this powerful picturebook biography: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7Yg

Eggs Excellent choice 💔👏🏻 4d
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Small Wars | Sadie Jones
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From today‘s book haul. #readingeurope2020 #cyprus

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Small Wars | Sadie Jones
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Ideas for #readingeurope2020 #cyprus. I found the tagged book today!