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Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC ELAKKAD (Text) 32826014338727 New Books Checked out 09/25/2021
Greenwood PL - Greenwood FICTION El Akkad (Text) 36626104251491 1st Floor New Books Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville FIC EL AKKAD, OMAR (Text) 33946004031451 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch FICTION EL (Text) 39391007055344 Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F EL AKKAD (Text) 34330513675612 Adult - New Fiction Checked out 10/04/2021
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell EL (Text) 36823002257981 New Books In process -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon FIC ELA (Text) 36825000930907 Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library FIC EL AKKAD (Text) 39206021712995 New Materials Available -
Newton Co PL - Roselawn Library FIC EL (Text) 71561000156255 NWPLRFiction Available -
Osgood PL - Osgood Main Library FIC ELA (Text) 39692001022168 New Item Shelves Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525657903
  • ISBN: 0525657908
  • Physical Description: 235 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

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General Note:
"Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vänna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, she determines to do whatever it takes to save him. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and of how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. But as the novel unfurls we begin to understand that this is not merely the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world, it is the story of our collective moment in this time: of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair--and of the way each of those things can blind us to reality, or guide us to a better one."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Refugees > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Children > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
FICTION / Cultural Heritage.
FICTION / Political.
FICTION / Friendship.
Islands > Fiction.
Refugees > Fiction.
Genre: Social problem fiction.

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