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My Name Is Sangoel
Ages 4-6
Illustrated by: Catherine Stock
ISBN: 9780802853073
Price: $17.00
Published by: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

My Name Is Sangoel

by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed

Sangoel is a refugee. Leaving behind his homeland of Sudan, where his father died in the war, he has little to call his own other than his name, a Dinka name handed down proudly from his father and grandfather before him. When Sangoel and his mother and sister arrive in the United States, everything seems very strange and unlike home. In this busy, noisy place, Sangoel quietly endures the fact that no one is able to pronounce his name. Lonely and homesick, he finally comes up with an ingenious solution to this problem, and in the process he at last begins to feel at home.

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