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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

I've never seen a story like Jude's depicted in children's literature. At 12 years old, she and her mom leave Syria to live with her uncle in America. But once in America, they quickly understand they won't be treated like they belong. This America that promised an acceptance of people from different countries, is one that calls Jude a terrorist once she starts wearing a hijab. 

But through it all, Jude remains hopeful. From trying to make new friends, to trying out for her school's musical, she starts to learn that making a new home doesn't mean you have to forget the one you came from. This novel in verse is urgently relevant and not to be missed!


Review by Claire

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994917
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2019

I wanted to leap from my chair several times while reading this book because it is so good that it felt disrespectful to read it sitting down.

There is not another book like this on the planet, but there should be. I can promise you that I will be talking about this book until the day I die.


Review by Claire