Home of the Brave

Home of the Bravea novel-in-verse by Katherine Applegate, is a moving story about Kek, 9780312367657who as a refugee from Sudan who as seen atrocities never loses hope of seeing his mother again. This story has an authentic and perceptive voice, beautiful language and touching characters who shoulder their resiliency in different ways.

If you loved Inside Out and Back Againthis is a great choice, albeit for slightly older readers (upper middle grade to teen and up).

About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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