Drita, My Homegirl
Ontario, Canada: Penguin
2006, 135 pages
The story of a young girl and her family who come to New York as refugees from war-torn Kosovo. Even though Drita barely speaks English, she can't wait to start school and make new friends. But her new classmates are not very welcoming. This story shows two worlds coming together and explores the effects of war on a family and how friendship sometimes appears in the unlikeliest places. Ages 8 and up. (Description from source)
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