We Need New Names

We Need New Names

Audiobook CD - 2013 | Unabridged
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Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, she and her friends grasp at memories of before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. Darling has a chance to escape to America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.
Publisher: Holland, Ohio : Dreamscape Media, ℗2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781624066382
Branch Call Number: BUL
Characteristics: 7 compact discs (approximately 8 hours, 59 minutes)
Additional Contributors: Miles, Robin


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Feb 18, 2017

It feels like cultural appropriation to offer any opinions n on this book, so little do I know of the struggles described here. This is one more point of entry for those looking for understanding and insight into the experiences of immigrants forced to either assimilate, or be singled out as 'illegals'. The first half set in Zimbabwe is a fresh look at a childhood where life seems simple and the answers are clear in the young character's mind. Life is. Ore complicated as an teenager living in Michigan, but so the teens all around. This book offers an examinations of culture and of growing up.

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