The Sky at Our Feet

The Sky at Our Feet

This #ownvoices novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported. For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by 7s. Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in This #ownvoices novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who beli...

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Title:The Sky at Our Feet
Author:Nadia Hashimi
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0062421956
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Sky at Our Feet Reviews

  • Lisa
    May 12, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

  • Carol Moore Kollar
    May 15, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

  • Richie Partington
    Apr 01, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 06, 2017

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 13, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

  • Melinda
    Apr 08, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

    Action-packed, character-driven middle grade fiction with a social conscience! I loved the twists and turns of Jason's journey, along with the optimism created by a cast of ultimately helpful, caring adults. ...

  • Pam
    Mar 22, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

  • Shoshana
    Aug 23, 2017

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

  • Darla
    Feb 16, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

  • Marathon County Public Library MCPL
    May 03, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

  • Katrina
    Nov 11, 2017

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

  • C. L.
    May 07, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

  • Sarah
    Mar 26, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

  • Kelly Veatch
    May 07, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

  • Aditi
    Apr 05, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

  • Shandy Plicka
    Apr 11, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

    Action-packed, character-driven middle grade fiction with a social conscience! I loved the twists and turns of Jason's journey, along with the optimism created by a cast of ultimately helpful, caring adults. ...

    Miss Jen read this gripping and adventurous book. I loved it and couldn't put it down! It is perfect for 4th through 8th graders. The author does a great job of explaining without getting into too much detail, immigration laws and issue without taking a political stance. ...

    Yet another.. Great story fro Nadia Hashim. This is the fifth book of hers that I have read. It is different in that the whole story takes place in America yet it includes the Afghan background of the main characters mother. It is another winner in my opinion. ...

    The sky at our feet was really interesting. I liked the characters because they were well described and they had a lot of different layers. I liked how it was actually hard for the resolution to happen instead he finds it immediately. The end came together really nicely. ...

    I didn't realize it was meant to be a juvenile fiction read, so my initial rating would have been much lower....but for younger kids would be a good book. ...

  • Sandy O'Brien
    Mar 26, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

  • Gayle Cappelluti
    May 05, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

  • Laura (bbliophile)
    Mar 09, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

  • Bethany
    Mar 17, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Apr 19, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

  • Fred S. Craprotta
    Mar 19, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

    Action-packed, character-driven middle grade fiction with a social conscience! I loved the twists and turns of Jason's journey, along with the optimism created by a cast of ultimately helpful, caring adults. ...

    Miss Jen read this gripping and adventurous book. I loved it and couldn't put it down! It is perfect for 4th through 8th graders. The author does a great job of explaining without getting into too much detail, immigration laws and issue without taking a political stance. ...

    Yet another.. Great story fro Nadia Hashim. This is the fifth book of hers that I have read. It is different in that the whole story takes place in America yet it includes the Afghan background of the main characters mother. It is another winner in my opinion. ...

  • Maura
    May 03, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

  • Maren
    May 04, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

  • Simran
    Apr 24, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

  • Jennifer Hill
    May 22, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

    Action-packed, character-driven middle grade fiction with a social conscience! I loved the twists and turns of Jason's journey, along with the optimism created by a cast of ultimately helpful, caring adults. ...

    Miss Jen read this gripping and adventurous book. I loved it and couldn't put it down! It is perfect for 4th through 8th graders. The author does a great job of explaining without getting into too much detail, immigration laws and issue without taking a political stance. ...

    Yet another.. Great story fro Nadia Hashim. This is the fifth book of hers that I have read. It is different in that the whole story takes place in America yet it includes the Afghan background of the main characters mother. It is another winner in my opinion. ...

    The sky at our feet was really interesting. I liked the characters because they were well described and they had a lot of different layers. I liked how it was actually hard for the resolution to happen instead he finds it immediately. The end came together really nicely. ...

    I didn't realize it was meant to be a juvenile fiction read, so my initial rating would have been much lower....but for younger kids would be a good book. ...

    Amazing. Great story about a mom/son from Afghanistan and their story of coming here and becoming citizens. ...

  • Emma Melon
    May 11, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

  • Kristin Crouch
    Mar 29, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

  • Anna
    Feb 03, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

    Action-packed, character-driven middle grade fiction with a social conscience! I loved the twists and turns of Jason's journey, along with the optimism created by a cast of ultimately helpful, caring adults. ...

    Miss Jen read this gripping and adventurous book. I loved it and couldn't put it down! It is perfect for 4th through 8th graders. The author does a great job of explaining without getting into too much detail, immigration laws and issue without taking a political stance. ...

    Yet another.. Great story fro Nadia Hashim. This is the fifth book of hers that I have read. It is different in that the whole story takes place in America yet it includes the Afghan background of the main characters mother. It is another winner in my opinion. ...

    The sky at our feet was really interesting. I liked the characters because they were well described and they had a lot of different layers. I liked how it was actually hard for the resolution to happen instead he finds it immediately. The end came together really nicely. ...

  • WKPL Children's/YA Books
    May 21, 2018

    ?If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.? ----Drew Barrymore Nadia Hashimi, an internationally bestselling author, pens a heart wrenching and extremely intriguing tale about two kids' fearless adventures around the city of Big Apple to get to an address in her...

    This book, set in New York at one of the most uncertain times in our recent history, is an excellent and evocative story of friendship, family and what it truly means to be an American. Jason's life is harrowing to read about, to say the least. He's a child who's not only facing being ...

    Richie?s Picks: THE SKY AT OUR FEET by Nadia Hashimi, HarperCollins, March 2018, 304p., ISBN: 978-0-06-242193-7 ?That very night in Max?s room a forest grew and grew-- and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around? --Maurice Sendak,...

    This was wonderful ...

    When two men, who do not look like customers, start talking to his mother at work in New Jersey, Jason is terrified that his mother will be sent back to Afghanistan since she is not a U.S citizen. Remaining hidden he watches the frightening scene unfold, and when he finally sees his mo...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Jason and his mother live in Elkton, where his mother works in a laundry, and the two live in a small but cozy apartment. One day, his mother tells him that while he was born in the US and is an American citizen, she came to the US on a student visa whi...

    The Sky At Our Feet is a story about a young boy Jason D, and his mother who had fled Afghanistan after his father's death and now are living in America as immigrants. Written from Jason's point of view its about his adventures or should I say misadventures when he finds out that his m...

    A lovely romp around exciting New York City as a young Afghan-American boy relies on his wits, being brave and trusting others to help find help for his Mum. Ever fearful of being deported for being an illegal immigrant, Jason's Mum's worst fears are realised one morning when she is ta...

    Thank you to Nadia Hashimi and Harper Collins for providing #collabookation an ARC of The Sky at Our Feet to share and review. Jason D learned a month ago that his mother is an ?illegal alien? in the US. Then he sees her taken from her job and put into the back of a car by two un...

    Dr. Hashimi has done it again by writing a book that is informative and enlightening but also engaging, suspenseful, and very current. This time she writes of Jason D ., a young American Afghan boy who learns that his mom has been keeping a secret, a scary secret that could destroy the...

    When Jason sees his mother being taken away, his world is turned upside down and he's overcome by fear of what's to come next. His mom has been living in the US illegally and had an idea that something like this would happen. The backup plan has always been for Jason to find his aunt i...

    I've had the privilege to volunteer to welcome a number of warm, loving, wonderful families of refugees from Afghanistan into my community in the past year, and too few of us have had the opportunity to get to know these extraordinarily hospitable, warm people. I am so happy to encount...

    This story had so many small twists. I like to think I'm pretty good at knowing how stories go, but I really didn't know this time. Nadia Hashimi kept me surprised, pleasantly so. Twelve year old Jason D. is all of us when we feel like the most important thing in our world is being ...

    I really recommend this book it gives you another look about the lifestyles of other cultures in the U.S. The Main character Jason and his friend Max are running around New York City on there own in search of Jason's Aunts house. Jason originally from a small town came to New York afte...

    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Jason D and his mother fled from tumultuous Afghanistan to America. While he was born in America, his mother is living in the US illegally. When Jason's mother is taken by the feds, Jason runs away and attempts to ...

    Jason's world changes after his mother reveals she has overstayed her student Visa and is in the country illegally. He sees her taken away from her place of employment and decides to get to his "aunt" in New York City. Most of the book takes us through his travels. He end up in the hos...

    Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for an ARC of this middle grade book. It was quite an adventure story. It begins on the day when Jason sees his mother picked up from her job at the laundromat because she does not have American citizenship. He decides to go find his "Aunt" ...

    While I didn't find this as fully engaging and enveloping as "One Half from the East," I did enjoy it - Jason's voice is distinct and strong, and it manages to be a book about a serious topic without being about the serious topic. Jason's adventure through New York is fun and suspensef...

    I wasn't expecting this to be a middle grade book, as the other two I have read by this author were both for adults. Obviously this didn't go as deep, but was still a good read for me, and would be a great read for middle schoolers. Would stimulate a lot of discussion if used as a midd...

    ?Sometimes people break rules because they think it?s the best thing they can do. Sometimes it is the right thing to do. Sometimes it?s not. These are tough questions, and tough questions never have easy answers.? Jason D?s Mom is picked up from work by ICE. This story is ...

    Jason D's mother has an expired student visa from Afghanistan. When he sees his mother picked up at her place of work, he flees and tries to find his aunt in NYC. After suffering a fall at the train station and ending up in the hospital, he befriends Max. Together they orchestrate an e...

    I read this because I liked The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. This is a great book, it's an easy read because it is a children's/young adult book. You just get so drawn into Jason D's view of the world and can't wait to see how it will all turn out. This is one of those books that you c...

    A decent beginning and a solid end, with a major derail in the middle thanks to a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (are even MG novels not exempt?) who doubles as a deus ex machina for our protagonist's plot. Lightly recommended for the parts that aren't about the MPDG. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book. I think the author did a wonderful job of presenting the topic of immigration in a very non-political way and in a way that teaches empathy for others. Really great read, and I'm definitely buying this book for our school library. ...

    Action-packed, character-driven middle grade fiction with a social conscience! I loved the twists and turns of Jason's journey, along with the optimism created by a cast of ultimately helpful, caring adults. ...

    Miss Jen read this gripping and adventurous book. I loved it and couldn't put it down! It is perfect for 4th through 8th graders. The author does a great job of explaining without getting into too much detail, immigration laws and issue without taking a political stance. ...