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A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water Across the World

A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water Across the World

by Christine Ieronimo

Alemitu lives with her mother in a poor village in Ethiopia, where she must walk miles for water and hunger roars in her belly. Even though life is difficult, she dreams of someday knowing more about the world. When her mother has no choice but to leave her at an orphanage to give her a chance at a better life, an American family adopts Alemitu. She becomes Eva in her new home in America, and although her life there is better in so many ways, she’ll never forget her homeland and the mother who gave up so much for her. Told through the lens that water connects all people everywhere, this eye-opening, emotional story will get readers thinking about the world beyond their own.


Ages: 4-8
Illustrated by: Eric Velasquez
ISBN: 9780802723079
Price: $17.99
Published by: Bloomsbury Children's Books and Walker Books for Young Readers

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