Jamila has left her friends, her school and her home in Iraq, and now she has a new home. It's safe in Australia, but Jamila is finding it hard to settle in. She misses her best friend and worries for her dad's safety back in Iraq. It's h...Show more...
- ISBN: 9781925773538
- Author: Ingrid Laguna
- Publication Date: 2019
- Publisher: Text Publishing
- Product Type: Novel
- Format: Paperback
- Shipping Info
Jamila has left her friends, her school and her home in Iraq, and now she has a new home. It's safe in Australia, but Jamila is finding it hard to settle in. She misses her best friend and worries for her dad's safety back in Iraq. It's hard to speak and write in English all day. And Jamila has a secret she wants to keep hidden.
When she joins the choir, Jamila begins to feel happy. Singing helps take her worries away. And singing will help her find her place in her new life, a place where she can shine.
Songbird is a tender story about belonging, about the importance of friendship and asking for help, and about the parts of our lives we keep concealed.
A unique, tender and heart-warming novel following a young girl's experience as an Iraqi refugee in Melbourne, her desire to belong, and the importance of friendship.
Ingrid Laguna is a writer, teacher and musician. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter and teaches English to children and adults from all over the world, many of whom have refugee backgrounds. Songbird is her second book.
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