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TheBookKeepers
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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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.

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Auntynanny
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Pickpick

This book was really interesting. I learned a lot about Libya and Syria during this period. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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CodyFordPEDS
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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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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whatrebeccasread
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‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo‘ is a beautifully written story of survival. Following the journey of husband and wife Nuri and Afra from Syria to the UK, this is a heart warming, informative read that I would highly recommend – 5 stars!

My full review is up on my blog now 📚

Tamra I thought it was beautiful too! 1d
whatrebeccasread @Tamra I'm so glad to hear that! 😊 1d
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Giovanny_Vargas
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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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 1d
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Amandagrullon
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga

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.

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smilingshelves
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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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 🖤 2d
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! 😊 2d
TheBookKeepers Definitely! What‘s the details of ur buddy read? Is it scheduled discussions ? 2d
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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! 1d
TheBookKeepers OK great! I‘m starting section 5 right now 🖤 1d
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Tamra
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Beautifully written. In a post regarding WWII fatigue, I mentioned the more interesting stories may be about coping with life after the loss and displacement of war. This is it, albeit the the characters are Syrian refugees. I listened to the audio, but will keep a look out for a print copy. Worth a reread.

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BucklingBookshelves
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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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
Other Words for Home | Jasmine Warga
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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. 3d
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