Flowers for Sarajevo

By MCCUTCHEON, John

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ISBN
9781561459438
Publisher
Peachtree


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Starred Review on April 1, 2017  |  Picture Book

Gr 2–5—Based on a true story, this picture book relates an uplifting tale of how music can help people rise above the horror of war. Twenty-five years ago, civil war raged in Sarajevo. A young boy, Drasko, helps his father sell flowers in the market square. He watches as his father speaks to everyone, regardless of ethnicity or religion, in a country where civil war has pitted various cultures against one another. When his father leaves to join the fighting, Drasko continues at the flower stand. In the square, as people wait in line at the bakery for bread, a bomb is dropped, and 22 people are killed. The next d...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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