Bound To Stay Bound

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 Other words for home
 Author: Warga, Jasmine

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2019)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 342 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 920454 ISBN: 9780062747808
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Immigration and emigration -- Fiction
 Syrians -- United States -- Fiction
 Novels in verse
 Cincinnati (Ohio) -- Fiction

Price: $21.38

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 504111
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 6.60
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 76911

 Newbery Honor, 2020

   School Library Journal (00/04/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/06/19)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/07/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2019 Gr 4–8—Twelve-year-old Jude lives in a coastal tourist town in Syria where many people go to get away. While Jude wants to become a movie star, her older brother, Issa, wants more from their future than the oppression overtaking their beloved country. As the tumult crawls closer to Jude's home, Issa yearns to join the revolution in Aleppo, Baba refuses to leave his seaside store, and Mama believes the safest place for Jude, herself, and the baby she is carrying is with Jude's Uncle Mazin and Aunt Michelle in America. Leaving a possible war behind is easy, but leaving Baba, Issa, and everything she knows is hard. Adjusting to life in Cincinnati alongside her less-than-welcoming cousin, Sarah, is almost as difficult, especially with school play tryouts looming and Jude feeling that a girl like her would never get, or even merit, the spotlight. With the help of her fellow immigrant classmates and new Arabic-speaking American friend, Layla, Jude adjusts to her new home and family while never forgetting what she left behind. Told in verse and divided into five sections chronicling Jude's flight from Syria and adjustment to America, this powerful middle grade novel explores the complicated concepts of war and corruption, home, family, belonging, and how, in Jude's own words, "It is strange to feel lucky/for something that is making my heart feel so sad." VERDICT Highly recommended for all libraries, this title will easily find a home next to books like Refugee by Alan Gratz and Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai.—Brittany Drehobl, Morton Grove Public Library, IL - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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