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Something About America - Maria Testa
Something About America
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"Maria Testa uses spare verse to tell a poignant story about a child touched by war. . . . An excellent choice for classroom discussion." — BOOKLISTThe thirteen-year-old from Kosova thinks of herself as a typical American schoolgirl. But for her parents, moving to Maine was just a sad necessity,... show more
"Maria Testa uses spare verse to tell a poignant story about a child touched by war. . . . An excellent choice for classroom discussion." — BOOKLISTThe thirteen-year-old from Kosova thinks of herself as a typical American schoolgirl. But for her parents, moving to Maine was just a sad necessity, a way to escape from war and find medical care for a daughter scarred up to her chin. But then a hateful event changes everything — forcing residents old and new to reexamine what it means to be an American.A New York Public Library Book for the Teen AgeA Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780763634155 (0763634158)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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4.0 Something About America
YA/Novel in Verse/ Immigrant/ Set in Lewiston/ Very east but powerful as well. Set around the Mayor of Lewiston's comments about the Somali community. Might be nicely paired with the Good Braider and Out of Nowhere
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