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Katarina - A New Home

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Katarina - A New Home
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.39

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bowman, selection, assistant, organization, bonus, interesting, attack, name, exactly, orphanage, certain, particular, lived, shock, during, provide


Katarina - A New Home
By Beth Beutler
  

1     "Hi! What's your name?" asked Amelia as she sat down in the back of the classroom. It was time to start another year of middle school. She had noticed a new girl at school who was very quiet. She seemed almost scared to be there.
 
2     The girl looked up. "I'm Katarina. I'm from Russia."
 
3     "How long have you lived here?" Amelia asked.
 
4     "I just moved here this summer. I was adopted by an American family."
 
5     Amelia was surprised. Katarina must have been almost 12 years old. She thought all kids who were adopted had been adopted when they were infants or toddlers.
 
6     "That's very interesting," Amelia said. "What happened to your parents?"
 
7     Katarina looked down. "Both of my parents were killed during the attack on the school in Belsen in 2004. They both were teachers there. After that, I went to live in an orphanage."
 
8     Amelia didn't know what to say. Amelia took for granted her parents, brother, and sister, and their comfortable two-storey house and bonus room. To hear someone say so matter-of-factly that her parents had been killed made Amelia's stomach quiver.
 
9     "I imagine that was very difficult," Amelia cautiously continued.

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