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Home is not a Country

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Call Number: Teen Fiction / Elhillo, Safia
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"Nima doesn't feel understood. By her mother, who grew up far away in a different land. By her suburban town, which makes her feel too much like an outsider to fit in and not enough like an outsider to feel like that she belongs somewhere else. At least she has her childhood friend Haitham, with whom she can let her guard down and be herself. Until she doesn't. As the ground is pulled out from under her, Nima must grapple with the phantom of a life not chosen, the name her parents didn't give her at birth: Yasmeen. But that other name, that other girl, might just be more real than Nima knows. And more hungry. And the life Nima has, the one she keeps wishing were someone else's...she might have to fight for it with a fierceness she never knew she had."-- Publisher's description.


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Exquisite novel-in-verse. submitted by po_emfan on August 11, 2022, 11:04pm Told in lyrical prose -- such a gorgeous coming of age tale.

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New York : Make Me A World, [2021]
Year Published: 2021
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


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