Wherever I Go

Mary Wagley Copp (Author) Munir D. Mohammed (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Atheneum Books
Publish Date
April 21, 2020
Pages
32
Dimensions
11.2 X 10.9 X 0.5 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781534419193

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About the Author

Mary Wagley Copp has worked for many years in the refugee resettlement community. She was a producer of an Emmy Award-winning documentary on refugee resettlement, which was the inspiration for this book. Her professional life has also included community organizing in Appalachia, teaching in Ecuador, and being executive director of two nonprofit organizations. When she's not writing, Mary teaches ESL to newcomers in her community. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts, with her husband, their puppy, and their chickens. They have three grown children.

Munir D. Mohammed is a native of Ghana, West Africa, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He maintains an active studio practice and does community-based work as a muralist. He is the cofounder of the International Gallery for Heritage and Culture, which provided art and cultural education programming in schools and in the community. Munir received a Master of Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is a Teaching Artist for Project Open Door, RISD's college access program for artistically talented teens attending local urban public high schools.

Reviews

"Beautiful, realistic paintings portray the challenging everyday life of refugees in the northern Ethiopian camp and, notably, show refugee children and adults working, playing, sharing, and making the best out of what they have. . . . A fine addition to children's literature about refugees, resettlement, and resilience."--Kirkus Reviews
"This story captures the unequivocal joy of childhood even in the midst of refugee status and resettlement. Acrylic paint illustrations eloquently capture the warm earth tones of East Africa with great attention paid to defining features of the people."--Booklist
"Mohammed's documentary-style paintings sweep across the landscape and close in on interior scenes with equal care. His portraits of Abia and her family have classic, sculptural dimensions. . . . A story of resilience and strength."--Publishers Weekly