Sangoel is a refugee. Leaving behind his homeland of Sudan, where his father died in the war, he has little to call his own other than his name, a Dinka name handed down proudly from his father and grandfather before him / When Sangoel and his mother and sister arrive in the United States, everything seems very strange and unlike home. In this busy, noisy place, with its escalators and television sets and traffic and snow, Sangoel quietly endures the fact that no one can pronounce his name. Lonely and homesick, he finally comes up with an ingenious solution to this problem, and in the process he at last begins to feel at home.Williams, Karen, Author
Karen Lynn Williams has written several books about the difficult lives of children around the world, including Galimoto, Tap-Tap, and Circles of Hope. Karen has lived in Haiti and Malawi, and currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mohammed, Khadra, Author
Khadra Mohammed is the executive director of the Pittsburgh Refugee Center and has worked with refugees both in the U.S. and abroad for more than twenty years. She and Karen Lynn Williams previously collaborated on the acclaimed Four Feet, Two Sandals. Khadra lives in Pittsburgh.
Stock, Catherine, Illustrator
Catherine Stock is the author and illustrator of Where Are You Going, Manyoni? and Gugu