Wherever I Go (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: May 4, 2020
Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longestΓÇöseven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says thatΓÇÖs too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes sheΓÇÖs a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes sheΓÇÖs a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway placesΓÇöwill she still be a queen? Filled with hope, love, and respect, Wherever I Go is a timely tribute to the strength and courage of refugees around the world.
About the Author
Mary Wagley Copp has worked for many years in the refugee-resettlement community. The producer of an Emmy Award-winning documentary on refugee resettlement, she has also taught in Ecuador, organized communities in Appalachia, and served as the executive director of two nonprofit organizations. When not writing, she teaches ESL to newcomers in her community. She currently resides with her husband and their puppy in Westport, Massachusetts.