A Season for Building Houses


What is it like to be a refugee? Thirty teenagers show you in a book of riveting poetry and prose, prefaced by poet Richard Blanco. These young immigrants to the United States have written beautiful and haunting stories that teach us what it is to belong and to lose, to experience danger and safety, to remember and forget, and to build home after home. A Season for Building Houses is adaptable for general readers or for teachers as a core or supplemental classroom text.

This book celebrates authors from The Telling Room’s Young Writers & Leaders program, which won the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs (NAHYP) Award, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama, the highest honor given to afterschool arts programs in the United States.

ANTHOLOGY | Paperback | 178 Pages | 2015

ISBN: 9780996646529

Price: $16.95