Home is beyond the mountains
Finalist for the IODE Violet Downey Book Award
Samira is only nine years old when the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, and she and her parents, brother and baby sister are driven from their tiny village. Taking only what they can carry, they flee into the mountains, but the journey is so difficult that only Samira and her older brother, Benyamin, survive. When Samira finally arrives in a refugee camp, it is her friendship with another orphan, Anna, that pulls her out of her sadness. And when the two girls are given a toddler named Elias to care for, they form a new kind of family.
Over the years the children are shunted from one refugee camp to another, from Persia to Iraq and back again, and finally end up in an orphanage, where it seems that they will live out their childhood. Then a new orphanage director arrives -- Susan Shedd, a woman whose authority and energy Samira has never seen before.
And Samira's respect turns to amazement when Miss Shedd decides that she will take the three hundred children back to their home villages to make new lives for themselves. It will be a journey of three hundred miles, through the mountains, and it will be made on foot.
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|Grouping Title||home is beyond the mountains|
|Grouping Author||lottridge celia barker|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-22 07:52:04AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-06-18 00:22:31AM|
|author||Lottridge, Celia Barker.|
|author_display||Lottridge, Celia Barker|
|available_at_school||Cane Ridge High|
|detailed_location_school||Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Samira and her brother flee when the Turkish army invades northwestern Persia in 1918, but the director of the orphanage where they end up decides to lead the refugee children on the three-hundred-mile journey back to their homes.|
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|owning_location_school||Cane Ridge High|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000604441|Book|Books||English|Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press ;|2010.|224 p. : maps ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||Iran -- History -- 20th century, Iran -- History. -- 20th century -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Refugees -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction|
|title_display||Home is beyond the mountains|
|title_full||Home is beyond the mountains / Celia Barker Lottridge|
|title_short||Home is beyond the mountains|
|topic_facet||History, Orphans, Refugees, Voyages and travels|