David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century. Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.
A Newbery Honor book about Kher dian's mother, who was deported from Turkey in 1915, and the circumstances surrounding her arrival in the United States in 1924. Ages 10-14. (April)