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"Other Words for Home" by Jasmine Warga

Age: 8-12 years

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. “Other Words for Home” (Balzer + Bray) is a life-affirming story about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.

Jasmine Warga, award-winning author of several middle grade and young adult novels, was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Other Words for Home,” a New York Times bestseller, received a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers and a Charlotte Huck Honor.

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