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The weight of our sky

Author: Hanna Alkaf
Publisher: New York : Salaam Reads, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome prejudice, violence, and her own OCD to find her way back to her mother"--
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Historical fiction
Young adult
Fiction
History
Young adult works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hanna Alkaf.
Weight of our sky.
New York : Salaam Reads, [2019]
(DLC) 2018018991
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hanna Alkaf
ISBN: 9781534426085 1534426086
OCLC Number: 1032288240
Awards: Freeman Book Award for Young Adult/High School Literature, 2019.
American Library Association Best Fiction for YA, January 2020.
Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies, 2020.
Target Audience: Ages 12 up.; Grades 7-9.; Lexile: 830L.
Description: ix, 277 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Hanna Alkaf.

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"Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overcome prejudice, violence, and her own OCD to find her way back to her mother"--

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* "This stunning debut from Malaysian author Alkaf filters Melati's sympathetic internal narrative through a mental illness barely understood and poorly treated for the era, and the setting and Read more...

 
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