Home of the Brave

Katherine Applegate (Author)
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M9788
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now she's missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting.

A man I helped to settle here
taught me a saying from Africa.
I'll bet you would like it:
A cow is God with a wet nose.

Kek comes from Africa where he lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived. Now she's missing, and Kek has been sent to a new home. In America, he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter--cold and unkind. But slowly he makes friends: a girl in foster care, an old woman with a rundown farm, and a sweet, sad cow that reminds Kek of home. As he waits for word of his mother's fate, Kek weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

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SKU M9788
ISBN 9780312535636
Language English
Lexile ® Measure NP
Page Count 272
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Katherine Applegate
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Macmillan