Dance of the Banished

By SKRYPUCH, Marsha Forchuk

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ISBN
9781927485651
Publisher
Pajama Pr.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2015  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 8 Up—Skrypuch continues to tell the stories of young refugees—as in The Hunger (2002), Nobody's Child (2003, both Dundrun), and Daughter of War (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008)—in her latest historical novel. Set between 1913 and 1917, it features two Alevi Kurd teenagers in Anatolia as World War I breaks out and Turkey begins the Armenian Genocide. Ali emigrates before the war begins and gives his girlfriend, Zeynep, a journal to write in for when they meet again. While in Canada, he is locked up in an internment camp because of his nationality,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2015

A compelling, high-stakes novel based on true events. Through the narrative, told as a series of unsent letters written by two separated teen sweethearts, lesser-known sides of World War I are revealed, including Canadian internment camps for Turkish residents and the Armenian genocide. Th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2015

A compelling, high-stakes novel based on true events. Through the narrative, told as a series of unsent letters written by two separated teen sweethearts, lesser-known sides of World War I are revealed, including Canadian internment camps for Turkish residents and the Armenian genocide. Th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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