Balcony on the moon: a palestinian coming of age memoir

92 B223b 2016

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Balcony on the moon: a palestinian coming of age memoir

Barakat, Ibtisam

New York Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers 2016

217 p. 22 cm.

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Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.

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ISBN:

9780374302511

Author:

Barakat, Ibtisam

Title:

Balcony on the moon: a palestinian coming of age memoir

Publisher:

New York Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers 2016

Physical:

217 p. 22 cm.

Summary:

Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.

Subject:

Barakat, Ibtisam--Childhood and youth

Subject:

Children, Palestinian Arab--Biography--Juvenile literature

Subject:

Youth, Palestinian Arab--Biography--Juvenile literature

Subject:

Girls--Education--Arab countries--Juvenile literature

Subject:

Arab-Israeli conflict--Juvenile literature

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