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The Resource Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood, Ibtisam Barakat

Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood, Ibtisam Barakat

Label
Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood
Title
Tasting the sky
Title remainder
a Palestinian childhood
Statement of responsibility
Ibtisam Barakat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says. "It hides inside us . . . Just forget!" But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2008
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2007
  • International Reading Association Children's Book Award for Young Adult Nonfiction, 2008.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • Middle East Book Award, Youth Literature Winner, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164909
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barakat, Ibtisam
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Reading level
5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barakat, Ibtisam
  • Children, Palestinian Arab
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Palestinian childhood
Label
Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood, Ibtisam Barakat
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-176)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
639515
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9780374357337
Lccn
2006041265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374357337
  • (OCoLC)68786813
Label
Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood, Ibtisam Barakat
Link
Publication
Note
"Melanie Kroupa Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-176)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
639515
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9780374357337
Lccn
2006041265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374357337
  • (OCoLC)68786813

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