Finding Home: Based on a True Refugee Story

Finding Home: Based on a True Refugee Story

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Co-written by a New York Times best-selling author, this moving account of a Muslim boy’s refugee journey from war-torn Bosnia to the U.S. celebrates tolerance and kindness while delivering a riveting read.

Fifth-grader Kenan loves drawing and playing soccer with his friends. He wants to be a famous athlete, hates it when his classmates call him “Bugs Bunny,” and looks up to his big brother, who hasn’t had much time for him lately. Sometimes his family drives him crazy, but he loves them. His worries are small . . . until war arrives on his doorstep.

Soon, Kenan's family find themselves trapped in their home with dwindling supplies. Ten months later, with help from friends and strangers, they finally make it out of the country alive. But that's only the beginning of their journey.

Perfect for fans of Escape from Aleppo and The Night Diary, Losing Home is an action-packed page-turner with heart: a story about a kid doing his best during difficult times that celebrates the power of community and human resilience.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358440932

  • ISBN-10: 0358440939

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 07/27/2021

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 8,9,10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 3-7

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Kenan Trebincevic

Kenan Trebinčević  is a Bosnian Muslim who survived the ethnic cleansing in the Balkan War and came to the United States with his family in 1993. He became a proud American citizen in 2001. Since English is his second language, he enlisted his former client and teacher Susan Shapiro to help tell his story. His work has appeared in TheNewYorkTimes, WallStreetJournal, Slate, Salon, Esquire, Newsday, The Best American Travel Writing, on NPR, Al Jazeera, NY1 and the BBC. He lives with his wife in Astoria, Queens. www.kenantrebincevic.com
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Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro is an award-winning Jewish American journalist and popular writing professor at New York University and The New School as well as the author/coauthor of twelve books including the New York Times bestseller Unhooked.Her work regularly appears in TheNewYorkTimes, NewYorkMagazine, WallStreetJournal, TheWashingtonPost, Salon, TheAtlantic, Oprah.com, Elle, MarieClaire, TheForward and Tablet. She lives with her husband in Manhattan. www.susanshapiro.net, Twitter: @Susanshapironet, Instagram: @profsue123
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780358440932

  • ISBN-10: 0358440939

  • Pages: 256

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 07/27/2021

  • Carton Quantity: 1

  • Age(s): 8,9,10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 3-7

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