Other Words for Home

Other Words for Home

I am learning how to be
sad
and happy
at the same time.


Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.

At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.

Title:Other Words for Home
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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    Other Words for Home Reviews

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Perfection...

  • Shehzeen Muzaffar

    More hijabi girls on the cover? Hell yeah...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was so, so good....

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    The story is told from the perspective of Jude who had to leave Syria with her mother to America due to the uncertain situation rising up in her hometown, leaving her father, older brother, her best f...

  • Tina

    This is a middle grade book that is about a young Arabic girl just trying to find her place in American. The main character is Jude. Jude comes to American with her mother, but leaves her brother and ...

  • megs_bookrack

    Another character named JUDE!I was just commenting on this the other day. There are so many characters lately with the name Jude. I have never, ever in my life, met someone with that name!What gives?!...

  • Gavin

    This was such a beautifully-told story about a young girl forced to move to America with her mother from Syria during uncertain unrest. Leaving behind her father and brother, Jude tries to fit in at t...

  • Britt / Basically Britt

    Wow. Wow. Wow. ...

  • may ?

    book #5 completed! ✔ for the contemporary-a-thon under the challenge of: "read a hard-hitting contemporary" “There is an Arabic proverb that says:She makes you feellike a loaf of freshly bak...

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    I guess dinner tonight will be seasoned with my tears...