Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Refugee

Friday, July 21, 2017

Book Review - Refugee

About the Book
JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

My Take on the Book
WOW, this is a great look at the world in which a refugee lives and the experiences that they have to go through in their plight to find asylum. The stories that are shared are powerful and what was interesting was that the stories that are shared have so many similar commonalities. The book is compelling and I found myself being drawn further into the book to see what would happen. I did not want to put the book down and neither will you! The book will also encourage further discussion for you and your kids!

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