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Stine, Catherine.
New York : Delacorte, 2005.
ISBN 0385902166
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make friends with someone from a really different culture? What do you think you would have in common?
                    Johar, an Afghan boy, is a poet and weaver. Dawn is an American girl, whose true joy is playing flute. In the fall of 2001, when Dawn runs from her troubled foster home to try to join a rock band in New York City, and Johar runs from the Taliban in Afghanistan to a refugee camp in Pakistan, their worlds are about to connect.
                    Dawn’s foster mother, Louise, works at the refugee camp and hires Johar as translator. When Dawn gets up the nerve to call Louise, Johar answers the phone. The two teens begin to confide in each other, and reveal things that they have concealed from their families, and even from themselves, their whole lives.
                    Will Dawn and Johar ever meet face-to-face? Will Dawn ever work things out with her foster mother? Will Johar ever return to his war-torn town? You’ll have to read the book to find out!  (Catherine Stine,, Delacorte author,
SUBJECTS:    Refugees -- Fiction.
                        Runaways -- Fiction.
                        New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
                        Afghanistan -- Fiction.
                        Musicians -- Fiction.
                        September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Fiction.


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