Kiki and Jacques

A Refugee Story
Product Number: EB00725289
Released: May 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780823435180
Publisher: Holiday House
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Description

Eleven-year-old Jacques's mother has passed away, his father is jobless and drinking again and his grandmother's bridal store is on the verge of going out of business. Plus he's under pressure from an older boy to join in some illegal activities. At least Jacques can look forward to the soccer season. After all, he's a shoo-in for captain. But the arrival of Somali refugees shakes up nearly everything in Jacques's Maine town, including the soccer team. So Jacques is surprised to find himself becoming friends with Kiki, a cheerful and strong-minded immigrant. Despite their many differences they are able to help one another triumph over problems with friends, family and growing up.

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Author(s): Susan Ross
Original Publish Date: Aug 17, 2015

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