Fama is a 15 year-old girl from Mauritania. She goes to California as an exchange student. She lives with a caring American family but encounters prejudice at school, especially from a girl named Debbie. By chance Patricia finds Debbie in a dangerous situation. She acts quickly and decisively to rescue her. The two girls become fast friends, and eventually Debbie goes to Mauritania to visit Patricia and her family.
"A story about a student exchange is a perfect setting for comparing the daily life in two different countries, and for adressing discrimination. This sweet story focuses on overcoming prejudice and enjoying the differences."
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|Year of publication:||2011|
|Number of pages:||62|