In america he sees snow for the first time and feels its sting. The story revolves around the protagonist a young boy named kek who has fled from violence and upheaval in his native sudan and traveled alone to the united states.
Kek an african refugee is confronted by many strange things at his aunt s minneapolis home.
Home of the brave book. Bestselling author katherine applegate presents home of the brave a beautifully wrought middle grade novel about an immigrant s journey from hardship to hope. The book was published in multiple languages including english consists of 256 pages and is available in hardcover format. Home of the brave is katherine applegate s first stand alone.
Applegate lives with her family in north carolina. The first edition of the novel was published in august 21st 2007 and was written by katherine applegate. This book would pair up great with a long walk to water.
In keks story i hope readers will see the neighbor child with a strange accent the new kid in class from some faraway land the child in odd clothes who doesnt belong she says. I m definitely making this one an o. Home of the brave is katherine applegates first stand alone novel.
Home of the brave by katherine applegate was a beautifully written novel in verse about kek and his struggles to fit in learn a new language and make america feel like his native home of sudan. Kek s father and older brother were killed in an attack on their camp and kek was forced to leave his mother behind to save his own life. Katherine applegate is the author of several bestselling series including animorphs as well as the buffalo storm a picture book.
I hope they see themselves ms. Free download or read online home of the brave pdf epub book. He s never walked on ice and he falls.
He longs for his missing mother but finds friendship with a cow an. Kek comes from africa. Home of the brave is a 2008 juvenile novel by katherine applegate that is written entirely in free verse.