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The Resource Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine, Ibtisam Barakat

Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine, Ibtisam Barakat

Label
Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine
Title
Balcony on the moon
Title remainder
coming of age in Palestine
Statement of responsibility
Ibtisam Barakat
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I tell Grandmother that I am seven and a half years old; still go to the Jalazone Girls' School, run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA); and will soon complete the second grade. I am about to show her that I can write my name and many other words, but I stop when I remember that she has never gone to school and cannot read or write. As a child, Ibtisam Barakat wanted nothing more than to become a writer. This wasn't a common path for a girl living in the politically tumultuous Palestine of the 1970s, but she found inspiration in pen pal correspondence and from the adults who encouraged her dream. Still, the most surprising turn of events for Ibtisam happened when her mother decided that she, too, wanted to defy circumstances and seek an education. In this stand-alone, lyrically written memoir, Ibtisam picks up where Tasting the Sky left off, taking readers through her high school years. -- from dust jacket
Summary
"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"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
2017 Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532869
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.95/2044092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS119.7
LC item number
.B28445 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
970
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Palestinian coming of age memoir
Label
Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine, Ibtisam Barakat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Margaret Ferguson Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn938702849
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 217 pages
Isbn
9780374302511
Lccn
2015039502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)938702849
Label
Balcony on the moon : coming of age in Palestine, Ibtisam Barakat
Publication
Note
"Margaret Ferguson Books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn938702849
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 217 pages
Isbn
9780374302511
Lccn
2015039502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)938702849

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