Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri's The Waiting Place: When Home Is Lost and a New One Not Yet Found has been selected for a 2022 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

The illustrated children’s book was selected for the nonfiction honor category.

“In this powerful photo-essay, the Waiting Place is the Katsikas refugee camp in Greece. . . the strength of the volume is its focus on real children, including five-year-old Matin from Afghanistan, his friends Ahmad and Hashmat, and his ten-year-old sister Mobina and her friends. Both text and photos compassionately humanize young refugees. . . readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the refugee crisis.”

—The Horn Book

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