A Thirst for Home (Hardcover)
A Story of Water Across the World
Walker & Company, 9780802723079, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu. She becomes Eva in her new home in America, and although her life there is better in so many ways, she'll never forget her homeland and the mother who gave up so much for her. Told through the lens that water connects all people everywhere, this eye-opening, emotional story will get readers thinking about the world beyond their own.
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Praise For A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water Across the World…
"History made immediate and meaningful." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on The Price of Freedom
"Masterful." —School Library Journal, starred review on The Price of Freedom