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Other Words for Home
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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DebinHawaii
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#BookMoods

Two books #ToldInVerse
The tagged is in my #TBR stack & Brown Girl Dreaming is a favorite.

Eggs Great books 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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AsYouWish
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What do you do when the only home you have ever known breaks out in war? How can you leave your father and brother behind? These are the questions Jude is faced with as she leaves her beloved home to come to America with her mother to live with her uncle and his family. Told in verse, you take the journey along with Jude as she faces a lot of firsts in a world that isn‘t always kind to her. Highly recommend!!!!

💙💙💙💙💙

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squirrelbrain
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This is my first read from the fab #nywd list from @LeeRHarry . It‘s a quick read, as it‘s a middle grade book and is also written in poetry. For these reasons, it‘s also not something I would have picked to read for myself, but I‘m so glad it was on your list, Lee.

I actually started it a couple of days ago, and had to force myself to put it down as I was completely engrossed & wanted to find out what happened, but not before January started! 😁

LeeRHarry So glad you enjoyed it Helen! 😊 - I love this format in books and I am always on the look out for them 😊 8mo
monalyisha This is my favorite type of #NYWD review/comment! I love when a book/genre you wouldn‘t normally have chosen goes over smashingly! 🎉💯 8mo
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Allylu
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My #5thBookof2021 was Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ !! #12Booksof2021

Andrew65 Looks great. 8mo
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KaraAnn90
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Nice story

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Minibooktalks16
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Book 16 for 2021

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Tracey3
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When life in Syria become ps dangerous, Jude and her mother leave her brother and father behind and move to America. In Cincinnati, Jude struggles to fit in with American culture while honoring herself. She is challenged to find a balance between both cultures while worrying about her family in Syria. This is a great story about perseverance and self-confidence. I would read this with my fifth graders.

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rjsthumbelina
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A sweet coming-of-age meets immigration story, with a heavy focus on family. Written in poetry, plus it's MG, so it reads quickly. Such soft characters in this one

GingerAntics This one really drew me in. It was so sweet. 13mo
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RedxoHearts
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This was ok for me but felt like it was missing something I guess. It does have a great lesson of cherishing your loved ones and friends as you never know what will happen.

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RedxoHearts
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"Hoping, I'm starting to think, might be the bravest thing a person can do."

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Allylu
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I have wanted to listen to this book since it was recommended during #MiddleGradeMarch. It wasn‘t what I expected. It was better. It‘s the story of a young girl who comes to America from Syria with her Mother when things start to get dangerous. She tries to learn more English, make friends and find her strong self again. I hope ESL teachers get lots of respect, her ESL class was her safe space. #100YEARS100BOOKS #70! #BookSpinBingo #9 #NUTSinMAY

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Looks required reading. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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MandaMT
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MandaMT
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Read this with some students recently. It‘s a story in verse about a Syrian girl who comes to the US. Beautifully written. Very accessible for middle schoolers. My kids learned a lot.

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A great book, and I love how it was written, sentence structure and prose like. Read for the May #buzzwordathon -Home/House 4/5

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KellyR
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This story is about a young girl name Jasmine, who left her country Syria to start a new life in America while leaving her family and culture behind in her country.

KellyR Genre:Fiction
Award: John Newbery
SR: Shared Reading
UDL: 1.1 Offer ways of customizing the display of information.
EL: Place language in meaningful context.
1y
DrSpalding This is an excellent story for book clubs as well. Shared reading could work. How were you thinking that UDL 1.1 aligned with shared reading? 1y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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It‘s a story of young girl who migrated from Syria to US with her mother. It shows how war affects common people. it is emotional without exaggerating the facts. This book specially focus on YA problems, family bondage love, problems of emigrants. I m in love with the MC Jude, her bold & humble nature. The Arab proverbs quoted in b/n conversations r worth mentioning.I listen to the audiobook & narration was fantastic. 4.5🌟#bookspin #MGMarch

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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Zoe-h
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Other Words for Home is the story of a Muslim girl, Jude, who has to flee Syria and learn how to adjust to living in America. This for me was a fairly quick read, but I very much enjoyed it.

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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Shievad
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Touching story about a refugee girl adjusting to her new American life and role in her family.

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bernadette
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Another contender for next book and the likely one. I joined Malala's Book Club on Literati. This one is a middle grade novel written in verse. Will be interested to see how the discussions will go.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!
While I live in the country, I'm fortunate to have 3 Independent Bookstores just a short road trip away. Every summer as part of my Birthday Celebrations I take a day and visit.

At home today but here's my Birthday Independent Bookstore Haul from earlier this Summer. Incidentally I haven't read any of them yet. They're on the Fall reading list. 📚
#independentbookstoreday
#neverendingtbr #bookhaul

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Sharpeipup
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“Americans love labels.
They help then know what to expect.
Sometimes, though,
I think labels stop them from
Thinking.”

#summerfun #litsyawardwinner @StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft

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GingerAntics
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Such a lovely and important book. It was so wonderful to read. I felt like the ending was a bit abrupt and nothing was really “over.” That May be that I‘m not the intended age group for this book, but we read it for a book club. I think we need more books like this, not just for our children but for adults as well. We need these windows into other experiences, in other places, to end the fear and bigotry that exists in the world.

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Daisey
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This was a lovely story of family and immigration from Syria, but it also left me wanting more. I felt this book did a great job of describing the family relationships and friendships. I appreciated Jude‘s friendship with Layla and her changing relationship with Sarah. However, I thought it was just a little too sweet to feel real, and I also wasn‘t sure how I felt about the free verse format.

#MGBuddyRead #middlegrade

Daisey Sometimes middle grade is tough to review as an adult because I wonder if I‘m expecting too much, but I do feel I‘ve read better immigration stories and free verse. Although set in a different time and place, it made me think of 2y
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Daisey
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This proverb is perfect to me. Baking bread is one of my favorite methods of stress relief, and I love the process of the way it rises.

#MGBuddyRead

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Daisey
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GingerAntics
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Again, I don‘t think any child reading this book will have trouble understanding this, but it‘s really important for all of us to learn and relearn this truth.
#JasmineWarga #OtherWordsForHome #verse #mgbuddyread @JaclynW @JaclynW

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GingerAntics
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WHAT?! IT CAN‘T JUST END THERE!!! I NEED MORE!!!
#JasmineWarga #OtherWordsForHome #verse #mgbuddyread @JaclynW @JaclynW

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GingerAntics
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I love this. It is so profound, but I really don‘t think any kid who reads it will be confused by it. It‘s a great concept to bring to kids as early as possible, but also really important for us adults to hear and understand.
#JasmineWarga #OtherWordsForHome #verse #mgbuddyread @JaclynW @JaclynW