Home is Beyond the Mountains, by Celia Barker Lottridge
ISBN: 978-0-88899-949-8 * $12.95
Adwoa Badoe, author of Between Sisters
I really enjoyed Home is Beyond the Mountains by Celia Barker Lottridge, a fabulous storyteller. Set in Persia, in the period of the First World War, Samira’s story is one of danger, loss, love and responsibility. It is also about family and the desire for a place called home. Through Samira’s voice we follow displaced children, who have fled northern Persia under attack by Turkish armies, as they learn to live with each other in orphanages. A new orphanage director inspires them to attempt the difficult journey home.
ADWOA BADOE was born and raised in Ghana, where she qualified and practiced as a doctor. Since moving to Canada she has published The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories (illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité), Nana’s Cold Days (illustrated by Bushra Junaid), The Queen’s New Shoes and Crabs for Dinner, twelve other books for children in Africa, as well as a memoir (“Witness in Silk”) in the anthology My Wedding Dress: True-Life Tales of Lace, Laughter, Tears and Tulle. She is an artist and popular speaker who performs her stories orally and with African dance.