Homes
A Refugee Story
  • Publication Date: May 15, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781988298283 / 1988298288
  • 180 pages; 4½" x 7"

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Homes

A Refugee Story

  • Publication Date: May 15, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781988298283 / 1988298288
  • 180 pages; 4½" x 7"

In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria — just before the Syrian civil war broke out.

Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy — soccer, cousins, video games, friends.

Homes is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone — and found safety in Canada — with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria.

Abu Bakr al Rabeeah is a high school student in Edmonton, Canada. Winnie Yeung is a teacher who lives in Edmonton with her black pug, Zoe. Homes is her first book.