Atlantic Books Today - December 1, 2012
"Walsh provides young readers with a timely tale that helps to put a very real and human face on an event that shook all of North America...A thoughtful and compelling narrative that will give children much to think about."
School Library Journal - November 1, 2012
"The narrative is compelling, and readers will find themselves rooting for Rabia's life to take a happier turn. This novel helps broaden the experiences covered in the small coterie of 9/11 books and will appeal to readers looking for information about that event, as well as those interested in books that include a South Asian voice."
CM Magazine - September 21, 2012
"These youngsters are all engaging characters, and readers will be drawn into their stories, truly caring about them and their problems, and seeing how easily negative prejudices are formed and how much it takes to overcome them. A Long Way From Home is a good story and a fine addition to the growing collection of September 11 novels...Recommended."
Kirkus Reviews - August 1, 2012
"Part refugee story, part 9/11 remembrance, this is a welcome addition to a small shelf."
Resource Links - June 1, 2012
"Walsh has created real characters, places and situations that are all reachable and believable by the reader. Her tone and development of plot illustrate care and kindness and will attract empathetic readers. I would highly recommend this book to young readers, and to many classroom teachers for it's many cross-curricular links and for it's historical subject matter."