This touching, suspenseful and humorous book looks at a family of African refugees and their host family. Cooney allows the reader to feel the emotion of every character in every scene. The realistic relationship between siblings Jared and Mopsy Finch is often hilarious, and the Amabo and Finch families will be welcome visitors to your home. Their story will stay with you after they leave.

When a church-sponsored apartment falls through for an African refugee family, the Finches open their home as a temporary shelter. Although the Amabo family is not what the church was expecting, they're welcomed by the Finches, who start to help them settle in America. But the members of the Amabo family weren't the only refugees on the plane to America -- and someone wants something that they have and will do anything to get it. (WATERBROOK, Mar., 192 pp., $8.95)
Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Hanson