The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and

The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope David Kherdian re creates his mother s voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family Then, in the year , the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population


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10 thoughts on “The Road from Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope

  1. Edith Edith says:

    I found this a fascinating read It was the perfect follow up to the novel Sandcastle Girls by Bohjalian I was lucky to be studying some of my shelves and rediscovered this gem at precisely the right moment The author writes about his mother s life in Turkey in the early 1900s and centers on the Armenian


  2. Tahleen Tahleen says:

    I read this book because it is directly from my ancestors experiences Maybe not exactly the woman who tells this story, but my family fled Armenia during the genocide Very heartrending to read the tragedies that befell Veron and her family It hits very close to home for me, since it s about my people, and


  3. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I read this years ago, and it was the first I d ever heard about the Armenian genocide in World War I Turkey I don t remember it ever being mentioned in school Kherdian s narrative is chilling and yet ends well, at least for his mother, whom this book is really about Highly recommended for older children.


  4. Lynette Caulkins Lynette Caulkins says:

    Kherdian writes of his mother s memoirs of growing up during the Armenian massacres and turmoil placed upon them during World War I and the continuing war between the Turks and Greeks His mother was one of the fortunate few who survived the marches, bombings, and raids This is an invaluable witness to racial i


  5. Esther Barajikian Esther Barajikian says:

    The Road from Home is a prize winning Newbery Honor Book biography that is intended for advanced readers It is a true story that tells about the the life and adventures of Veron Kherdian who endured the devastating holocaust of the Armenian people by the Turkish government in the early 1900 s.I gave this book a


  6. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    I have very mixed feelings about this book I am glad I read it I learned both about the Armenian death march to the Syrian desert in 1915, about the Treaty of S vres, followed by the Great Fire of Smyrna Izmir, as it is known today This horrific event of September 1922, the Great Fire of Smyrna, is briefly depicte


  7. Lynette Caulkins Lynette Caulkins says:

    Kherdian tells his mother s memoirs of growing up during the Armenian massacres and the turmoil that World War I and continuing war between the Turks and Greeks placed upon even the exiled Armenians His mother was one of the fortunate few who survived the marches, bombings, and raids This is an invaluable witness to


  8. Angela Boord Angela Boord says:

    This is the novelized story of the author s mother, an Armenian Christian who was deported during the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks, beginning in 1915 It s a Newberry honor book, but I would not give it to a middle grade reader because some of the content is mature in the sense that what happened to the A


  9. twice_baked✌️ twice_baked✌️ says:

    This book was so sad Mostly because it s a true story and this really did happen to the author s mother But it s also sad because, well, the events are sad and she keeps moving from this place to that, gaining and losing friends or family, and when she moves she has decisions to make that will impact the rest of her lif


  10. Parry Rigney Parry Rigney says:

    In The Road From Home The story of an Armenian girl that s the title my copy was published with , David Kherdian tells the story of his mother s experience as a young Armenian girl living in Turkey, and how she survived the 1915 Armenian genocide.Kherdian writes in his mother s voice, Veron s voice, which is brought to li


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