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Only Up From Here

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, Adult
Page count: 13
Categories: Coming of Age, Family



Appeared in

Give Me Shelter: Stories About Children Who Seek Asylum

Story Summary

Fourteen year old Kareem is sent away to London by his mother to flee the endless war between her country, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. Though he makes the dangerous journey safely, he finds London a hostile and lonely place. But, he is determined to work hard so that he can bring his mother out of Eritrea someday.