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Other Words for Home

(2019)
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A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.

Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.

At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US - and her new label of "Middle Eastern," an identity she's never known before.

But this life also brings unexpected surprises - there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.

This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"This is a necessary story. We're lucky to have it in the world." - Jason Reynolds


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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : Hardback
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Title: Other Words for Home
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
ISBN: 1-987161-64-5 / 978-1-987161-64-9
Publisher: Harperaudio
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May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Other Words for Home
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
ISBN: 0-06-274780-0 / 978-0-06-274780-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Other Words for Home
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
ISBN: 1-982657-37-5 / 978-1-982657-37-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Other Words for Home: Library Edition
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
ISBN: 1-982657-36-7 / 978-1-982657-36-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Other Words for Home
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
ISBN: 1-982657-38-3 / 978-1-982657-38-3
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Other Words for Home
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Other Words for Home
Author(s): Jasmine Warga
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA