Home of the Brave - Katherine Applegate

Home of the Brave

By Katherine Applegate

  • Release Date: 2014-12-23
  • Genre: Culture, Places & People
4 Score: 4 (From 65 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind.

In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope.

Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Latest Impressions

  • A very great book

    5
    By Telemachi
    This book is great, it portrays how immigrants go through American trials and struggles as Kelly deals with grief for his mom who might be alive and worrying about school and friends and racism he still makes his way.
  • Home of the brave

    5
    By Hertlein loves sloths
    I read it in class with my teacher and I loved it. You should read it