Book and Activities: Dream Land

Dream Land book cover

This is a compelling story about the Crimean Tatars’ struggle to reclaim the land from which they were exiled in World War II. All her life, Safi’s parents dreamed of returning to her grandpa’s native village in Crimea. But they end up exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp where no one welcomes them.

The story explores how the struggle threatens to tear Safi’s family apart, and asks if this strange land can ever become home.

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