A Season for Building Houses

Written by Authors: Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete Ibrahim Shkara, Richard Akera, Ahmed Abbas, Fadumo Issack, Omar Raouf, Clautel Buba, Eric Martinez, Khadija Mohamed, Rasha Usif, Michée Runyambo, Amira Al Sammrai, Elahe Seddiqi, Sahara Hassan, Aden Isaack, Judica'elle Irakoze, Faris Baziga, Ali Aljubyly, Edna Adan, Chrispo Niyokwizerwa, Emmanuel Muya, Ralph Houanche, Elias Nasrat, Annick Umutoniwase, Vassily Murangira, Hanen Mohammad, Jordy Izere, Rachel Iradukunda, Maryama Abdi, Edna Thecla-Akimana, Mohamed Awale, Yann Tanguy Irambona, Benjamin Bivigete
Published by The Telling Room

What is it like to be a refugee? Thirty teenagers show you in a book of riveting poetry and prose, prefaced by poet Richard Blanco. These young immigrants to the United States have written beautiful and haunting stories that teach us what it is to belong and to lose, to experience danger and safety, to remember and forget, and to build home after home. A Season for Building Houses is adaptable for general readers or for teachers as a core or supplemental classroom text.

This book celebrates authors from The Telling Room’s Young Writers & Leaders program, which won the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs (NAHYP) Award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, the highest honor given to afterschool arts programs in the United States.

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Publication Date: March 2015
Available As: Paperback
Essay Collection, Memoir, Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: Various

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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