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Reading Level: 3-4 • Interest Level: 9-12
Sanctuary Somewhere
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Author: Brenna Dimmig
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Written in verse, Excerpt from similar verse book, Suggestions for further reading, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8284-4 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8342-1 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8283-7 • $16.35 | $14.20
Seventeen-year-old Osmel dreams of being a meteorologist. His world is shattered when he finds out he is undocumented. Osmel fears his dreams for college and career are now impossible. Then, ICE begins raiding the orchards his family works in. Will Osmel and his family ever find safety and peace in the place they call home?
“Debut author Dimmig produces a deep and meaningful story in verse for reluctant readers about a young man who is shocked to discover that he is undocumented…The narrative is powerful, informative, and insightful…An undeniably moving read recommended for absolutely everyone—Dreamer or not.” —Kirkus

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About the Author:
Brenna Dimmig is a writer and ENL educator. She studied journalism, creative writing, and Spanish at John Carroll University. She lived for several years in the Pacific Northwest as a Jesuit Volunteer. She worked for organizations including Catholic Family and Child Services and El Programa Hispano Católico, where she became familiar with the process of applying for DACA and US Citizenship. She is passionate to share the stories of the families she came to consider her familia.
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