The Color of Home

The Color of Home

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Phyllis Fogelman Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780803728417
0803728417
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Littlewood, Karin

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IndyPL_JosephL Feb 14, 2019

Full of dark, harsh, and depressing imagery that limits its intended audience, it is still wonderful to see a book tackle such a tough story without any reservations. Very little is left to the imagination as a young refugee boy struggles to express himself in his new, English-speaking school and ends up creating a painting about the home he left behind. Stories like these need to be told and it's good that this story does it so bluntly that it can't be ignored, even if that makes it inappropriate for some readers.

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muffinpopcorn
Jun 19, 2017

Excellent story , strongly recommend this book .

vpl_childrens Dec 09, 2015

A young boy named Hassan and his family left Somalia after his uncle was killed in the conflict there. They have resettled in England where Hassan struggles in his new school with classmates he cannot understand. A caring teacher and a translator help Hassan express his feelings through his paintings and he begins to adjust to his new life.

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IndyPL_JosephL Feb 14, 2019

IndyPL_JosephL thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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