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  • 9 of 13 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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1 current hold with 13 total copies.

Summary:

"Fourteen-year-old Ahmed is stuck in a city that wants nothing to do with him. Newly arrived in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Aleppo, Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Now Ahmed's struggling to get by on his own, but with no one left to trust and nowhere to go, his hope is fading. Then he meets Max, a thirteen-year-old American boy from Washington, D.C. Lonely and homesick, Max is struggling at his new school and just can't seem to do anything right. But with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed's lives collide and a friendship begins to grow. Together, Max and Ahmed will defy the odds, learning from each other what it means to be brave and how hope can change your destiny...." -- from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J FIC MARSH (Text) 33892100734194 Children's Fiction Book None 04/21/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 125021145X
  • ISBN: 9781250211453
  • ISBN: 1250307570
  • ISBN: 9781250307576
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holzbrinck Publishing, 2018.

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General Note: Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) 2021-2022, Grades 6-8.
Editions may vary.
Includes a conversation with Katherine Marsh.
Summary, etc.: "Fourteen-year-old Ahmed is stuck in a city that wants nothing to do with him. Newly arrived in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Aleppo, Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Now Ahmed's struggling to get by on his own, but with no one left to trust and nowhere to go, his hope is fading. Then he meets Max, a thirteen-year-old American boy from Washington, D.C. Lonely and homesick, Max is struggling at his new school and just can't seem to do anything right. But with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed's lives collide and a friendship begins to grow. Together, Max and Ahmed will defy the odds, learning from each other what it means to be brave and how hope can change your destiny...." -- from back cover.
Subject: Refugee children Juvenile fiction
Orphans Juvenile fiction
Syrians Belgium Juvenile fiction
Islamophobia Juvenile fiction
Resilience (Personality trait) Juvenile fiction
Brussels (Belgium) Juvenile fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Refugees Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Syrians Belgium Fiction
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
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