Walking Home

Walking Home

eBook - 2014
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Set in both the wilds and slums of Kenya, a powerful story about a brother and sister's brave journey to find a place to call home.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;13-year-old Muchoki and his younger sister, Jata, can barely recognize what's become of their lives. Only weeks ago they lived in a bustling Kenyan village, going to school, playing soccer with friends, and helping at their parents' store. But sudden political violence has killed their father and destroyed their home. Now, Muchoki, Jata, and their ailing mother live in a tent in an overcrowded refugee camp. By day, they try to fend off hunger and boredom. By night, their fears about the future are harder to keep at bay. Driven by both hope and desperation, Muchoki and Jata set off on what seems like an impossible journey: to walk hundreds of kilometers to find their last remaining family.
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday Canada,, 2014
ISBN: 9780385681582
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Terryxu
May 30, 2017

Walking Home by Eric Walters is a fictional book based off of real events in Kenya. The title and book cover didn’t seem too interesting to me, but the farther I got into the book, the more exciting and breathtaking it got. Eric Walters is known to write realistic fiction novels like The Rule of Thre3, but this one is special because it has educational value, and correctly describes the environment in Kenya during the political war in 2007 and the social tension between the tribes. Walters uses the string as a symbol to lead Muchoki and Jata to find their grandparents. He utilizes the string to further develop his story in a sensible fashion.

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cjohnston16
Apr 27, 2016

A very moving read. A book of love and perseverance.
Follow the story on Eric Walter's website. A interesting way to bring a book to life.

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wilson123
Oct 21, 2015

i heared it is a great book !!! i hope i can readit

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May 30, 2017

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