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The Good Braider A Novel (Hardcover)

Author:  Terry Farish
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0761462678
ISBN-13: 9780761462675
Sku: 224163084
Publish Date: 5/1/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  221
Age Range:  College to 21
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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 hermother and other Sudanese adults hold dear. Includes historical facts and a timeline of Sudan.
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Told in free verse, the harrowing story of a teenage Bari girl's travels from war-torn Sudan to Maine, via Cairo, is filled with violence, hope, and family drama. Set in 1999 Juba, the civil war is raging, and soldiers are everywhere. Viola's mother takes her family away from Sudan the moment she can, landing them in Cairo before finally arriving in Portland, Maine. Viola struggles to make sense of her new surroundings, which are wildly different from what she knows. Wanting to fit in with American teens, Viola begins to make friends and find her way. However, her mother is deeply attached to their Sudanese traditions, and very resistant to Viola's efforts. Having escaped a war, lost family members, and settled in an alien environment, Viola struggles with her choices.

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"Yet while Farish so lyrically and poignantly captures Viola's wrenching experience leaving her home, navigating the waiting game of refugee life, and acculturating into the United States, she's equally successful in teasing out sweet moments of friendship and universal teenage experiences." September 2012
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0221
Product attributePublisher:   Amazon Childrens Publishing
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