Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy of OTHER WORDS FOR HOME by author Jasmine Warga. All opinions are my own (and I absolutely loved it!)

Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange for the review copy of this book. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means that Lu and Bean Read may receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) on products purchased through external vendors.

Middle grade + diverse perspective + written in verse. I was destined to love this book!

OTHER WORDS FOR HOME so beautifully captures a refugee experience. It showed the beauty and comfort of the main character’s Syrian oceanside home before she was forced to leave because of encroaching danger. It showed the pain of separation from family. It showed the excitement, discomfort, and sometimes distress of relocation. It showed the hope of someday going home, all while finding a way to make home in a new place.

I read this in just a few hours and would love to read it again. I recommend it for all middle grade readers! I already pre-ordered a copy for Lu and Bean!

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OTHER WORDS FOR HOME publishes on May 28, 2019, from Balzer + Bray.

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