Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
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