Thursday, September 3, 2020

Home of the Brave / Inside Out & Back Again

Two books: Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate and Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Three things in common: 1) The main characters are both refugees. 2) The "chapters" are poems. 3) The books are written for children ages 9 to 12.

The differences: Home of the Brave is about Kek, a refugee from Sudan. Inside Out & Back Again is about Ha, a refugee from Vietnam. Home of the Brave is a work of fiction, while Inside Out & Back Again is based on the author Thanhha Lai's experience.

Why read these children's books? Both books are stories of hope. One can never go wrong with stories of hope no matter one's age.

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