New From Here

By Eliana, Age 10

Have you ever felt like you can really connect with a book? The book I can connect called, New from Here, is about a boy moving from Hong Kong to escape much of the risk of the new virus. I am 10 years old and, like Knox, faced some of the many challenges of the covid pandemic, including online school, and the fear of getting sick. When my teacher announced that we were doing online school, tension formed in the air. I felt the same way Knox did when he stepped off the plane. What was going to happen to us after? To our families? When Breonna Taylor was killed, the news shocked the world. Racism is something we should all work to end.

That’s why, when I read New from Here, I feel finally seen.

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