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Illustrated by Owen Swan, By Angela May George
Categories: Picture Book
ISBN: 9781443157308 Pages: 32 Ages: 4-8 Dimensions: 9.750" x 10.750"
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About this book

A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey to find a new place to call home.

We came here on a boat. Our trip took so long, sometimes I wondered if I would ever walk on grass again.

A brave little girl and her mother escape a war-torn land. On the difficult sea voyage there is little to eat, but there is abundant love and caring. Her adopted country offers a safe place to live, a new school, and supportive friends. There are also hurtful labels, flashbacks, and the ever-present ache of a missing father. Over time there’s a new job for her mother, time for play, music — even dancing! — and hope for the future.

Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life.


Out Teaching Guide for Grades 2 - 3

Out Teaching Guide for Grades 4 - 6

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