Monday, October 26, 2009

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson

"Terrible things should never happen in springtime,
and it was almost spring."

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Abstract: In 1998 when the Kosovo hostilities escalate, thirteen-year-old Meli's life as an ethnic Albanian, changes forever after her brother escapes his Serbian captors and the entire family flees from one refugee camp to another until they are able to immigrate to America.

Publisher: Clarion Books; 144 pages


kim said...

I really liked this book. It tells the story of a middle eastern immigrant fleeing turmoil and persecution at home only to come to America shortly before 9/11. The story is compelling and well handled.

Pelican Products said...

I think it is important that all American school children read this book. It is much more up to date than books like, "Where The Red Fern Grows". I think that schools need to extend their child's reach beyond their town and country. they need to see how small the world really is and not to be intimidated by it. As a traveler, I have come to notice that Our culture is somewhat watered down as children and denied the simple necessities. This book can at least play a small part in that help.