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Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine

Author: Ibtisam Barakat
Publisher: New York : Square Fish/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First Square Fish editionView all editions and formats
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Picking up where Ibtisam Barakat's first memoir, Tasting the Sky, left off, Balcony on the Moon follows her through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 in the aftermath of the Six-Day War. This memoir about pursuing dreams in the face of adversity chronicles Ibitsam's desire to be a writer and shows how she finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult books
Autobiographies
Biographies
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Ibtisam Barakat; Ibtisam Barakat; Ibtisam Barakat
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ibtisam Barakat
ISBN: 9781250144294 1250144299
OCLC Number: 1041861315
Notes: "Margaret Ferguson Books."
Awards: 2017 Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies.
Description: xii, 217 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I: Radio Street, 1971-1973. Stone house ; Baba Noel ; Fingerprints ; Despair --
Part II: Beitunia, 1973-1975. Belonging ; Ramadan ; Death ; Red --
Part III: Spring of the lantern, 1975-1980. Demonstration ; Daring ; Chocolate ; Contest ; Agreement ; Separation --
Part IV: Main Street, 1980-1981. People ; Dreams ; Relative ; Poetry --
Part V: Jerusalem Street, 1981. Time ; Result.
Responsibility: Ibtisam Barakat.

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A stand-alone companion to the award-winning Tasting the Sky, this young adult memoir further examines the author's childhood in Palestine.  Read more...

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"In this companion memoir to Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (2007), Barakat continues her tale of growing up in Palestine from 1972-1981, a politically turbulent time... When her Read more...

 
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