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edition:eBook
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category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2012
ISBN:9781926920801
publisher: Second Story Press

A Long Way from Home

by Alice Walsh

tagged: emigration & immigration, prejudice & racism
Description

Thirteen-year-old Rabia, along with her mother and younger brother, flee Afghanistan and the brutal Taliban for Pakistan. Relocating to North America, their flight falls on the fateful morning of 9/11. After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, their plane is diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Also on the plane is an American boy named Colin, who struggles with his prejudices against Rabia and her family. The people in the small community of Gander, including teens Jason and Leah, open their hearts and their homes to the stranded passengers, volunteering to billet the hundreds of unexpected visitors to the island. Their kindness might be the bridge to understanding and acceptance that Colin and Rabia need.

About the Author

Alice Walsh has published three previous children's books. She lives in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 13
Grade:
4 to 8
Reading age:
9 to 12

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