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Santa Claus in Baghdad and other stories about teens in the Arab world

Author: Elsa Marston
Publisher: Bloomington IN : Indiana University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of eight short stories recounting the experiences of Arab teens living in Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestinian refugee camps.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Bildungsromans
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elsa Marston
ISBN: 9780253220042 0253220041
OCLC Number: 191767579
Notes: Includes notes which place the stories in context.
Awards: Winner of Independent Book Publishers Awards, Silver Medal, Multicultural Children's Fiction 2009
Description: viii, 198 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Santa Claus in Baghdad: a story from Iraq (2000) --
Faces: a story from Syria --
The hand of Fatima: a story from Lebanon --
The olive grove: a story from Palestine --
In line: a story from Egypt --
Scenes in a Roman theater: a story from Tunisia --
Honor: a story from Jordan --
The plan: a story from a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.
Responsibility: Elsa Marston.
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