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The color of home

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB HOFFMAN Mary
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB HOFFMAN Mary
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area qj Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  qj Fic Hoffman,
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK HOF
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK HOF
 
 
Summary
This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help of his parents, an understanding teacher, and a school art project, Hassan finds that by painting a picture of his old home and sharing his story, his homesickness and the trauma of leaving a war-torn country are lessened. And he finds that there are many things to like about his new home in America. The colorful, impressionistic illustrations are a perfect complement to the wonderful text by Mary Hoffman, author of the highly acclaimed Amazing Grace. Together art and text make this poignant story accessible and affecting for a young audience.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS^-Gr. 3. The author of the popular picture book Amazing Grace (1991) tells another moving story here of an immigrant kid in the classroom. Hassan's Muslim family was driven from their home in Somalia by the violent civil war. On his first day of school in America, everything looks gray and strange and he can'st speak English. Then in art class he paints a picture of the happy home he remembers before the soldiers came to his village. When he paints a second picture of the nightmares that haunt him--the flames and bullets that killed his uncle and drove his family out--his teacher brings a Somali interpreter to translate for him, and he tells her his refugee story. Littlewood's beautiful impressionistic watercolor paintings reveal the child's memories of his African village: the warmth and light and then the terror. After that there's the flight, and the pictures do a great job of expressing Hassan's sense of dislocation in a gray, unfamiliar place, until, finally, he sees the bright colors of his school and his new home. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Somali Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Somali Americans -- Fiction.
Refugees -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
Homesickness -- Fiction.
Painting -- Fiction.
Somalia -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Phyllis Fogelman Books,2002
Contributors Littlewood, Karin.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0803728417
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