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The Resource Tasting the Sky, Ibtisam Barakat, (electronic resource)

Tasting the Sky, Ibtisam Barakat, (electronic resource)

Label
Tasting the Sky
Title
Tasting the Sky
Statement of responsibility
Ibtisam Barakat
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. "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
Summary
The author remembers her childhood in Ramallah and as a Palestinian refugee in the late 1960s
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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.
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164909
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barakat, Ibtisam
Dewey number
  • 956.952044092
  • 920
Index
no index present
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870
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
Target audience
adolescent
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a Palestinian childhood
Label
Tasting the Sky, Ibtisam Barakat, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429998475
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634c0012-965d-4782-866c-2cf19e9c774d
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Tasting the Sky, Ibtisam Barakat, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429998475
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
634c0012-965d-4782-866c-2cf19e9c774d
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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