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Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo
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Mar 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780593343708 | 191 Minutes

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Praise

Movingly unravels themes of belonging, Islamophobia, and the interlocking oppressions thrust upon immigrant women.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

[A] surreal crash-course in perspective, agency, and self-love.” —Booklist, starred review

“Artfully profound and achingly beautiful, Elhillo’s verse aptly explores diasporic yearning for one’s home and a universal fascination with possibilities.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Elhillo’s tender and descriptive writing may leave readers feeling the need to live life to the fullest…[a] passionate, piercing YA collection of poems.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review 

“A love letter to anyone who has ever been an outsider, or searched to understand their history, no matter where they come from.” —NPR

Richly imagined […] An immersive experience of the intersectionality of gender, class, race, religion, and identity.” —The Horn Book





Awards

CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young Readers SELECTION 2022

Rhode Island Teen Book Award SELECTION 2022

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION 2022

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature LONGLIST 2021

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