Home of the brave
Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter - cold and unkind.
In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.
Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope.
Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Level 3.5, 3 Points
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000294777|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Feiwel and Friends,|2007.|249 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:2b224b09-b1b8-4e73-9908-6c3e87a0859b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2007||
|subject_facet||African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Cows -- Juvenile fiction, Hope -- Juvenile fiction, Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction, Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||Home of the brave|
|title_full||Home of the Brave, Home of the brave / Katherine Applegate|
|title_short||Home of the brave|
|topic_facet||African Americans, Cows, Hope, Immigrants, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Schools|