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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

November 5th, 2019 - Posted in Library News -

by Atia Abawi, 285 pages, Grades 7 and up

Tareq remembers growing up in beautiful, peaceful country, but just barely. Most of his life Syria has been turmoil and then his family home was bombed.  Tareq,his little sister, Susin, and their father – the only two surviving family members – decide it is time to find a safer place to live. The journey itself is treacherous. Who can they trust? How can they find the money to afford safe passage, and will they be able to keep the remains of the family together and safe from any more heartache?

If you enjoy harrowing survival stories, you might also like: Refugee, by Alan Gratz, Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go, by Laura Rose Wagner, or Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys.

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