A Game for Swallows
Written by Zeina Abirached
Published by Graphic Universe
When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it’s just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two by bricks and sandbags, threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina’s parents don’t return from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic evening in the one place they hoped they would always be safe home.
Available As: Paperback
Graphic Novel , Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Lebanese/Lebanese American, Muslim/Muslim American
Themes: Family Relationship: Siblings, Religious Background: Christian, Religious Background: Muslim
Setting: Lebanon (Beirut)
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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