Kiss the Dust
A highly topical, award-winning novel from a truly great writer for children. Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the mountains with only the few things they can carry. It is a hard and dangerous journey - but their struggles have only just begun. Will anywhere feel like home again?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kate_Schulte078 - LibraryThing
This book would be good to use when talking about cultures in the middle east or refugees. I think students would enjoy this book because the struggles the girl and her family go through are like nothing they have experienced. Read full review
KISS THE DUSTUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Here, Laird, author of a poignant first novel about the effects of a hydrocephalic baby on his family (Loving Ben, 1989), portrays the journey of a Kurdish refugee family—a story based on the real ... Read full review