My name is Sangoel

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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, with its escalators and television sets and traffic and snow, 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. Written by the authors of the acclaimed Four Feet, Two Sandals, this poignant story of identity and belonging will help young readers understand the plight of the millions of children in the world who are refugees. 
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Level 3.2, 0.5 Points
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AD: Adult Directed 550L
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Grouping Title my name is sangoel
Grouping Author williams karen lynn
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subject_facet Communication -- Juvenile fiction, Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction, Names, Personal -- Juvenile fiction, Refugees -- Juvenile fiction, Sudanese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display My name is Sangoel
title_full My name is Sangoel / written by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed ; illustrated by Catherine Stock
title_short My name is Sangoel