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The Good Braider


Farish, Terry


Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Education US

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2012, 221 pages

Description of Resource

The Good Braider tells the story of Viola, a young immigrant teen who escapes with her mother from war-torn South Sudan to a refugee camp in Cairo and then to a new home in Portland, Maine. Viola is haunted by the life she left behind – the people she has loved, the violence she has endured, and the natural beauty she remembers – as much as she is fearful and uncertain in her new life as an American living in Portland. A variety of discussion guides are also available, including a book guide, guide for community readers, and educators guide.