Parents' Guide to

The Grief Keeper

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen immigrant takes on another's grief in unusual sci-fi.

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age 10+

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age 10+

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Is It Any Good?

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Readers hoping for a spine-tingling page-turner are likely to be disappointed, but those wanting to learn more about the plight of young undocumented immigrants will be rewarded. The Grief Keeper is an unusual mix of the refugee experience, LGBTQ issues, and elements of science fiction that could help spark conversations between teens and parents about the role of immigrants (including those in their own families) in American history and how Americans should respond as a nation to those seeking new lives in the U.S.

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