The Good Braider

The Good Braider

A Novel

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Told in spare free verse, the book follows Viola as she survives brutality in war-torn Sudan, makes a perilous journey, lives as a refugee in Egypt, and finally reaches Portland, Maine, where her quest for freedom and security is hampered by memories of past horrors and the traditions her mother and other Sudanese adults hold dear. With unforgettable images, the author's voice sings out the story of her family's journey, and tells the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures. Includes historical facts and a map of Sudan.
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Amazon Children's Pub., ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780761462675
Branch Call Number: y FARISH 2012
Characteristics: 221 pages : map ; 19 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jun 17, 2017

This is a quick, engrossing read. Viola, the main character, faces huge challenges but manages to develop inner strength and supportive friendships. I learned a lot about South Sudan, but I still have a lot of questions about it, too. I'll have to do further research to get my questions answered.

choosecivility Aug 01, 2013

This book is part of the project

Feb 06, 2013

This slender, powerful novel in verse tells the tale of Viola, a Sudanese refugee as she and her family flee from their home in Juba to Cairo then Portland, Maine.


Add Notices

Jun 17, 2017

Violence: This book is about a family fleeing the war in South Sudan. Wartime violence, including murder and rape, are described.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MCL

To Top