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A Thirst for Home

Title

A Thirst for Home

Illustrator

Eric Velasquez

Publisher

Books for Young Readers

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780802723079

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Adoption; international adoption; adoptive parents

Annotation

Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu--

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Ethiopian / White

Keywords

Ethiopia; water supply; sacrifices

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

A Thirst for Home

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