A Hopeful and Timely Picture Book About a Spirited Girl Living in a Refugee Camp

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Wherever I Go

Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest—seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that’s too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen.

Sometimes she’s a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she’s a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future, forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway places—will she still be a queen?

Filled with hope, love, and respect, Wherever I Go is a timely tribute to the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 21, 2020)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534419193
  • Grades: 1 – 4
  • Ages: 6 – 9
  • Lexile ® 590L

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