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Home of the Brave
Home of the Brave | Katherine Applegate
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Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.
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R.L.Walker
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I read this aloud to my class. It was very moving and great insight into life as a refugee

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crhealey
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I honestly picked this as my last book of the year because I knew I could finish it and complete my goodreads challenge, but I am so glad I read it. It gave me some hope for the future because the kids who read this story will one day grown into more welcoming adults. Happy New Year everyone!

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Gnora
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyApril18 Day 18: A #gentle voice that sounds like the rain ending. Only a poet can conjure something as lovely as this. #NovelsInVerse

Cathythoughts 💫💫💫 2y
Peddler410 I recently read this one, too! 2y
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Eggs
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Love Katherine Paterson

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kspenmoll
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From John Schu (@MrSchuReads) on Twitter:
A dear friend said this to me a few days ago: "Books matter now more than ever—a way to hold hope in our hands."
He is also reading this book aloud to his class & other teachers are as well. #Resist

BookishMarginalia So true! 3y
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nrheckel
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I will never have anything bad to say about Katherine Applegate, and I will say it's lucky that she was the author because I generally shy away from books written in this poem-y style but I always trust her and I'm glad I did.
What I love about her children's books (among so much else) is that they don't avoid the tough subjects, and this one is no different!

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FoxyWinter
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This book is a story for readers who want a deeply meaningful, expressive emotions, and brave and hopeful characters. I recommend it to so many of you out there who experience loss and who are optimistic and hopeful that life in the future will be better than the last.

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Lynnjen30
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I was talking to my SIL about the refugees this afternoon and was reminded of this book. So beautiful and sweet. And heart-wrenching.