Hoping for a home after Nigeria

Heather C. Hudak, 1975-

Book - 2020

"Baseema's family was nearly torn apart by the terrorist violence of Boko Haram in her homeland of Nigeria. Forced to flee their farm, they relied on friends of her father for a home and support. Still unable to return, the family moves again to Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, and struggles to survive. Baseema's story gives a glimpse of how many refugees rely on extended networks of family and friends and how, with education disrupted, young women are often forced to mar...ry early"--

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Series
Leaving my homeland: after the journey.
Subjects
Genres
Biographies
Personal narratives
Published
St. Catharines, Ontario ; New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing Company [2020]
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
Audience
Ages 8-11.
Grades 4-6.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780778764960
0778764966
9780778765028
0778765024
Main Author
Heather C. Hudak, 1975- (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4–6—A heartbreaking look at the lives of refugees through the eyes of children. Forced to flee their homeland, each tale describes the difficulties families face running from violence and oppression only to encounter mistrust and prejudice in their adopted countries. The series sheds light on many questions children may have about refugees, such as why they had to leave their homes and why they often cannot return for decades after a conflict. The differences in attitudes and services provided by host countries are particularly vivid. VERDICT Told in a scrapbook style with lots of pictures and statistics, this series will humanize the people who are too often maligned and ignored. Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4–6—A heartbreaking look at the lives of refugees through the eyes of children. Forced to flee their homeland, each tale describes the difficulties families face running from violence and oppression only to encounter mistrust and prejudice in their adopted countries. The series sheds light on many questions children may have about refugees, such as why they had to leave their homes and why they often cannot return for decades after a conflict. The differences in attitudes and services provided by host countries are particularly vivid. VERDICT Told in a scrapbook style with lots of pictures and statistics, this series will humanize the people who are too often maligned and ignored. Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.