The good braider: a novel

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The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit.

In spare free verse laced with unforgettable images, Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America--a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo, or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.

The author of The Good Braider has donated this book to the Worldreader program.

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HL: High-Low 630L
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Grouping Title good braider
Grouping Author farish terry
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Last Grouping Update 2019-01-17 23:28:47PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Immigrants, Immigrants -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Portland (Me.), Portland (Me.) -- Fiction, Refugees, Refugees -- Fiction, Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005, Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Fiction, Sudanese Americans, Sudanese Americans -- Fiction
title_display The good braider : a novel
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