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Tan, Shaun.  
New York : A. A. Levine, 2006
IL 5-8
ISBN 0439895294
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Imagine what it ust be like to come to a new country. You don't know the new language. You don't know how to find a job or a place to live. Everyone around you is a stranger that you do not understand and who doesn't understand you. This new place you have come to seems like another world.

Then, there is what you left behind: your loved ones, everything that you knew, even the security of a life you built even if you are surrounded by trouble, warfare, or discrimination. What drives someone to risk leaving everything behind and starting all over again with the knowledge that you might fail because you are ignorant of everything about the place you are going to.

Shawn Tan has built and incredible world where one man has fled from a wartorn homeland to resettle and build a new life in a new land. He hopes to bring his family over as soon as he can, but he can only struggle to succeed on his own and worry about whether anything will happen to them before the day they can be reunited.  (Rhode Island Teen Book Awards, 2008-09)

SUBJECTS:     Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        Stories without words.
                        Cartoons and comics.
                        Graphic novels.

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