- “[The Eleventh Trade] pulls readers into Sami’s quest to regain stability in his new life, making it impossible for readers not to empathize with his longing for a home. Both a quest story and a friendship story, this book brings to life the traumatic reality refugee children experience in a world filled with borders and walls.”
“I loved following Sami on his journey, not only to try and recover his grandfather’s stolen rebab, but to find friends, community, safety, healing, and to settle in a new home. I felt so close to him.”
“A heartwarming story of life as a refugee, about friendship, overcoming tragedy, and an exciting quest. A classic book relevant to the events in the world today.”
STARRED REVIEW: The book sensitively portrays the contemporary challenges faced by refugees plagued by impossibly difficult experiences to work through and the ways friends can help them find a new home.
A moving debut about music and the power of community.
© 2018 · Alyssa Hollingsworth