Sea Prayer

Title

Sea Prayer

Authors

Khaled Hosseini

Illustrator

Dan Williams

Publisher

Riverhead Books; Penguin House LLC

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9780525539094

Pages

48 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5

Lexile Measure

930L

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents; relocation; resettlement; emigration; asylum; evacuees; refugee family

Main Character

adult male

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Syrian)

Family Formation

father

Awards

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

Keywords

Syria; war; civil war; history; sea; boat travel; prayer; nature; fear; danger

Diversity Impact

direct

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