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A Home To Call Their Own
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Schoolage
Books
Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong by:Frances and Ginger Park
Jangmi finds it hard to say goodbye to relatives and friends, plus the food, customs, and beautiful things of her home in Korea, when her family moves to America.
Amelia's road by:Linda Jacobs Altman
Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.
Fly away home by:Eve Bunting
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal and trying not to be noticed, is given hope when he sees a trapped bird find its freedom.
Going north by:Janice N. Harrington
A young African American girl and her family leave their home in Alabama and head for Lincoln, Nebraska, where they hope to escape segregation and find a better life.
The color of home by:Mary Hoffman
Hassan, newly-arrived in the United States and feeling homesick, paints a picture at school that shows his old home in Somalia as well as the reason his family had to leave.
Down the winding road by:Angela Johnson
The annual summer visit to the country home of the Old Ones, the uncles and aunts who raised Daddy, brings joy and good times.
Gleam and Glow by:Eve Bunting
After his home is destroyed by war, eight-year-old Viktor finds hope in the survival of two very special fish.
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Notes
"Understanding Children: Moving to a new Home."
Iowa State University, University Extention
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/PM1529G.pdf
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"Helping children cope with stress."
National Network for Child Care - NNCC. DeBord, K. (1996).
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/human/pubs/copestress.html