Wherever I Go
Wherever I Go

Wherever I Go

Written by Mary Wagley Copp & illustrated by Munir D. Mohammed
6 - 9
Reading age
Page count
Apr 21, 2020
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A hopeful and timely picture book about a spirited little girl living in a refugee camp. Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest—seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that’s too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen. Sometimes she’s a noisy queen, banging on her drum as she and Mama wait in the long line for rice to cook for dinner. Sometimes she’s a quiet queen, cuddling her baby cousin to sleep while Auntie is away collecting firewood. And sometimes, when Papa talks hopefully of their future, forever home, Abia is a little nervous. Forever homes are in strange and faraway places—will she still be a queen? Filled with hope, love, and respect, Wherever I Go is a timely tribute to the strength and courage of refugees around the world.

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refugeesimmigration and emigration


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    "A fine addition to children’s literature about refugees, resettlement, and resilience."

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Book Details

Publication Date
April 21, 2020
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Text Details
The text for this book was set in Museo 500.
Illustration Details
The illustrations for this book were rendered in acrylic paint.
Page Count
Reading Age
6 - 9 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
WorldCat Number (OCLC)

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