Wherever I Go
by Copp, Mary Wagley; Mohammed, Munir D. (ILT)






Spending more of her life at the Shimelba Refugee Camp than any of her friends, young Abia longs for a forever home while courageously pretending that she is a queen of many temperaments who helps with family chores. 20,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.





Mary Wagley Copp has worked for many years in the refugee resettlement community. She was a producer of an Emmy Award&;winning documentary on refugee resettlement, which was the inspiration for this book. Her professional life has also included community organizing in Appalachia, teaching in Ecuador, and being executive director of two nonprofit organizations. When she&;s not writing, Mary teaches ESL to newcomers in her community. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts, with her husband, their puppy, and their chickens. They have three grown children.

Munir D. Mohammed is a native of Ghana, West Africa, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He maintains an active studio practice and does community-based work as a muralist. He is the cofounder of the International Gallery for Heritage and Culture, which provided art and cultural education programming in schools and in the community. Munir received a Master of Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is a Teaching Artist for Project Open Door, RISD&;s college access program for artistically talented teens attending local urban public high schools. 





Meet Abia, the self-proclaimed queen of Shimelba-a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia. Queen Abia confidently marches through the fields, pumps and carries water with strength and care, and can even soothe her baby cousin while Mama and Auntie collect firewood. After a seven-year reign, Papa says it's time for them to leave Camp Shimelba behind for a forever home. Reminded by Mama of the history that brought their family to the camp, Abia understands the dangers they escaped. Even so, she is still uncertain of what lies beyond the borders of her home. This story captures the unequivocal joy of childhood even in the midst of refugee status and resettlement. Acrylic paint illustrations eloquently capture the warm earth tones of East Africa with great attention paid to defining features of the people. While this title isn't an #OwnVoices text, an author's note does offer links to more information and resources regarding refugees and resettlement in addition to a list of related children's and young adult titles. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.





Meet Abia, the self-proclaimed queen of Shimelba-a refugee camp in northern Ethiopia. Queen Abia confidently marches through the fields, pumps and carries water with strength and care, and can even soothe her baby cousin while Mama and Auntie collect firewood. After a seven-year reign, Papa says it's time for them to leave Camp Shimelba behind for a forever home. Reminded by Mama of the history that brought their family to the camp, Abia understands the dangers they escaped. Even so, she is still uncertain of what lies beyond the borders of her home. This story captures the unequivocal joy of childhood even in the midst of refugee status and resettlement. Acrylic paint illustrations eloquently capture the warm earth tones of East Africa with great attention paid to defining features of the people. While this title isn't an #OwnVoices text, an author's note does offer links to more information and resources regarding refugees and resettlement in addition to a list of related children's and young adult titles. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.





A child describes her life in an Ethiopian refugee camp. As Abia moves through Shimelba Camp, she is full of pride and hides neither her skills nor her vibrant imagination. She plays pretend with her friends on the fields, sings while pumping water from the well, and soothes her baby cousin to sleep. Abia shares her story as a self-described queen in the camp, bearing a crown fashioned from acacia twigs by her father. Beautiful, realistic paintings portray the challenging everyday lives of refugees in the northern Ethiopian camp and, notably, show refugee children and adults working, playing, sharing, and making the best out of what they have. Their life is difficult but not pitiable, and although Abia's father longs to move on, Abia is dubious about leaving the only life she's known. Queen Abia listens to her mother narrating how they ran away from their village when she was a baby, escaping fighters and then lions and hyenas. She is proud of her story and takes it with her as her family gets resettled in a developed country and a djusts to life there after over seven years of living as a refugee. She is Queen Abia wherever she goes. The book is enriched with an informative note by the author about refugees and lists of additional children's books about the topic. A fine addition to children's literature about refugees, resettlement, and resilience. (Picture book. 6-9) Copyright Kirkus 2020 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.





A child describes her life in an Ethiopian refugee camp. As Abia moves through Shimelba Camp, she is full of pride and hides neither her skills nor her vibrant imagination. She plays pretend with her friends on the fields, sings while pumping water from the well, and soothes her baby cousin to sleep. Abia shares her story as a self-described queen in the camp, bearing a crown fashioned from acacia twigs by her father. Beautiful, realistic paintings portray the challenging everyday lives of refugees in the northern Ethiopian camp and, notably, show refugee children and adults working, playing, sharing, and making the best out of what they have. Their life is difficult but not pitiable, and although Abia's father longs to move on, Abia is dubious about leaving the only life she's known. Queen Abia listens to her mother narrating how they ran away from their village when she was a baby, escaping fighters and then lions and hyenas. She is proud of her story and takes it with her as her family gets resettled in a developed country and a djusts to life there after over seven years of living as a refugee. She is Queen Abia wherever she goes. The book is enriched with an informative note by the author about refugees and lists of additional children's books about the topic. A fine addition to children's literature about refugees, resettlement, and resilience. (Picture book. 6-9) Copyright Kirkus 2020 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






Terms of Use   ©Copyright 2020 Follett School Solutions