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The Resource The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)

The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)

Label
The Weight of Our Sky
Title
The Weight of Our Sky
Statement of responsibility
Hanna Alkaf
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Language
eng
Summary
A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die. On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope
Summary
During the 1969 Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur, Melati becomes separated from her mother and, with the help of a young Chinese boy, must fight prejudice, violence, and her own obsessive-compulsive disorder to find her again
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10758803
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Alkaf, Hanna
Index
no index present
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830
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781534426108
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bb2d4eb8-12d7-4d44-ab84-447a89d1c082
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781534426108
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bb2d4eb8-12d7-4d44-ab84-447a89d1c082
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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