Tasting the sky : a Palestinian childhood
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
x, 176 pages : map ; 22 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Young Adult Collections (1st floor)  1 available
YA 956.04 BAR

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780374357337, 0374357331
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MG+
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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Barakat, I. (2007). Tasting the sky: a Palestinian childhood (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barakat, Ibtisam. 2007. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barakat, Ibtisam. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Barakat, Ibtisam. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

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