The Good Braider

by Terry Farish

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Follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear.
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(Map modified from The Good Braider, page 217.)

"The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed." (Barry Lopez)