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The good braider : a novel

Author: Terry Farish
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Amazon Children's Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Told in spare free verse, the book follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear. With unforgettable images, the author's voice sings out the story of her family's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Named Person: Kṛṣṇalāla Śarmā, Sūdana
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Farish
ISBN: 9780761462675 0761462678
OCLC Number: 749871438
Notes: Novel in free verse.
Awards: American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: 221 pages : map ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Terry Farish.

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Told in spare free verse, the book follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear. With unforgettable images, the author's voice sings out the story of her family's journey, and tells the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures. Includes historical facts and a map of Sudan.

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