Crossing the Farak River by Michelle Aung Thin (Annick Press, 2020). Set in Myanmar, this story is about Hasina and her family who belong to the Rohingya community and the threat they face from Sit Tat. During an attack, Hasina escapes into the forest, returning to find the village destroyed and her family missing. The rest of the story highlights her struggles to locate the family members. (Grades 6 and above)
Award Status: Winner, 2021
Award Category: Middle Grade Readers
Author: Michelle Aung Thin
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