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Azzi In Between

Azzi in Between - Sarah Garland 1/25/14 ** This picture book, written and illustrated in frames, as a graphic novel would be, tells the story of Azzi, a refugee from an unspecified* middle-eastern country to a western country. The story is a little more nuanced than some, with several moves, leaving a grandmother behind and then having her come join then. It seemed to go longer than I intuitively expected, with two narrative peaks. The structure fit "real life" better than some fiction does.

This book would help American children understand the perspective of some refugee children coming to our schools and might help those refugees feel that they're not alone.

* Or if the text did say where Azzi moved from, I missed it.