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Home of the Brave
Contributor(s): Applegate, Katherine (Author)

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ISBN: 0312535635     ISBN-13: 9780312535636
Publisher: Square Fish
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2008
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Annotation: The author of the bestselling Animorphs series (written under the name K.A. Applegate) delivers her first stand-alone literary novel: a beautifully wrought story about an African immigrant to America, who makes a journey from hardship to hope.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - Africa
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-14
Grade Level: 5-9
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 5.3" W x 7.9" (0.45 lbs) 272 pages
Themes:
- Cultural Region - African
- Ethnic Orientation - African
- Geographic Orientation - Minnesota
- Cultural Region - Midwest
- Cultural Region - Upper Midwest
- Ethnic Orientation - Multicultural
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 118014
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
 
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Publisher Description:

Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents Home of the Brave, a beautifully wrought middle grade novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope.

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.

Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


Contributor Bio(s): Applegate, Katherine: - Katherine Applegate is the author of several best-selling young adult series, including Animorphs and Roscoe Riley Rules. Home of the Brave, her first standalone novel, received the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction and the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award. She lives with her family in Irvine, California.
 
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