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Homesick: My Own Story
- 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book (Fiction)
- 1983 Newbery Medal Honor Book
[Library Edition Audiobook CD in sturdy Vinyl case.]
[*Read by the author - Jean Fritz]
This heartwarming fictionalized autobiography tells the story of what it is like for a little girl to be growing up in an unfamiliar place. While other girls her age were enjoying childhood in America, Jean Fritz was in China in the midst of political unrest. During this time, foreigners were becoming more and more unpopular, and evacuation at a moments notice was imminent. Although Jean appreciated the beauty of China --the mountains, the countryside, the sea -- she knew she belonged in America and longed to make her home there.