World in Between by Kenan Trebincevic audiobook

World in Between: Based on a True Refugee Story

By Kenan Trebincevic  and Susan Shapiro
Read by Adam Rocha

HarperAudio, HarperAudio 9780358439875

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358578703

  • ISBN: 9781665058391

  • ISBN: 9781665058407

  • Available on 10/01/2021

    ISBN: 9798200809004

Runtime: 8.78 Hours
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Co-written by a New York Times best-selling author, this moving story of a Muslim boy’s exile from war-torn Bosnia to the United States offers a riveting refugee saga.​

Kenan loves drawing and playing soccer with his friends. He wants to be a famous athlete, hates it when his classmates trash his buck teeth by calling him “Bugs Bunny,” and fights with his big brother, who’s too busy and cool for him lately. Sometimes his parents drive him crazy, but he feels loved and protected—until the war ruins everything.

Soon, Kenan’s family is trapped in their home with little food or water, surrounded by enemies. Ten months later, with help from friends and strangers, they finally make it out of the country alive. But that’s only the beginning of their journey.

An action-packed page-turner with heart about a kid doing his best during difficult times, World in Between celebrates the power of community and resilience, hope and kindness.
 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

★ "In this moving autobiographical novel, author Trebinčević recalls his family’s harrowing emigration from Yugoslavia’s Bosnia province to the United States when he was 11 years old....Trebinčević provides backstory to help readers understand the political forces that tore his home country apart, balancing that information with his own youthful bewilderment and anger, with which readers will readily empathize....The author’s note provides fascinating details about the book’s evolution and Kenan’s collaboration with his coauthor. An essential purchase for all middle grade collections, as well as school curricula on contemporary world history and immigration."—School Library Journal, STARRED review  "This title shows how, despite cultural and geographic differences, people everywhere are sometimes drawn to malice but more often to generosity and good. Shows how, for refugees, the struggle for survival doesn’t end when you leave home."—Kirkus "The immediacy of Kenan’s narration will allow other transplanted children to relate and kids with more fortunate lives to contemplate the thin line between safety and tragedy. An author’s note explains a little more about his process and work with his co-author."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Author

Author Bio: Kenan Trebincevic

Author Bio: Kenan Trebincevic

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Susan Shapiro

Author Bio: Susan Shapiro

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English