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Common Sense Media says

Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.

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Kid, 10 years old October 3, 2011
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10
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LOVE IT

very good, a bit of violence, but otherwise,great!
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Educational value
Great messages
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Educator Written bymrlayman July 28, 2014
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Wonderful story

As the back cover suggests this story begins with a gut-wrenching incident. I couldn't put the book down until I knew the main character, a young middle school boy, found peace. It was a wonderfully layered and satisfying story that put the reader in the shoes of a young Afghani arriving in California. The 9/11 backdrop adds an educational layer that most young readers probably are not exposed to. This story, involving a lost child, was an emotional experience for me as a parent. I don't think kids will be as affected, disturbed, by it. Overall a wonderful story with themes of tolerance, friendship, family, loyalty and hope.
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