Written by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother’s ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab’s life. The only problem is that Hayaat and her family live behind the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, and they’re on the wrong side of checkpoints, curfews, and the travel permit system. Plus, Hayaat’s best friend Samy always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on the pair’s side as they undertake the journey to Jerusalem from the Palestinian Territories when Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel.
Primary ISBN: 9780545172929
Publication Date: November 2010
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook
Publication Status: Hardcover Publisher Out of Stock
Young Adult, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Palestinian/Palestinian American
Themes: Audiobook, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Celebrations & Traditions, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Friendship, Discrimination: Cultural, Discrimination: Religious, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Refugee Camp, Refugee: War/Conflict, Religious Background: Muslim, Welcoming by Individual
Setting: Jerusalem, West Bank
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country, Refugee
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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