Riverhead Books; Penguin House LLC
Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.
Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement; emigration; asylum; evacuees; refugee family
Cybils Awards, 2018, Nominee, Poetry
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2018
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2018 Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2018
NPR's Book Concierge, 2018 Kids' Book
Syria; war; civil war; history; sea; boat travel; prayer; nature; fear; danger
Hosseini, Khaled, "Sea Prayer" (2018). Diverse Families. 1794.