Home of the Brave, Katherine Applegate
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Home of the Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman

Unabridged: 2 hr 50 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 12/18/2007

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - People & Places - United States - African American

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 his 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.


From the Compact Disc edition.

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