About the Book

In Zakery’s Bridge we meet nine children who share their family stories of immigrating to Iowa. Each journey begins in a different country: From Zakery, crossing a famous bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Dau, listening to evening stories in Sudan, and Cara whose journey opens at the foot of Shuan Foung Mountain in Taiwan. Other stories start in: India, Palestine, Mexico, Israel, Laos, and The Netherlands.

For these young immigrants their travels end in Iowa, but their stories are just beginning. See how they made new lives in America—and how they inspired their friends.