Where the Streets Had a Name

By Abdel-Fattah, Randa

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ISBN
978-0-54517-292-9
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2010

Gr 5-8 Physically and emotionally scarred, Hayaat lives behind the Israeli-built Separation Wall in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. When her beloved grandmother falls ill, the 13-year-old decides to make her way to Jerusalem to fill an empty hummus jar with soil from the land of her grandmother's ancestral home. She is certain that this will mend her heart. Unfortunately, although Jerusalem is merely minutes away, curfews, checkpoints, and an identity card that doesn't allow her to cross the bo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

In Israeli-occupied Bethlehem, fear and bloodshed are as much a part of life as scolding parents and school pranks. Ever since their house and land were destroyed, Hayaat's Muslim family has lived in a small apartment: parents, sisters, brothers, and (flatulent) Sitti Zeynab, Hayaat's beloved grandmother. Despite interruptions by unpredictable curfews, daily life carries on, including big plans for Hayaat's sister's wedding. Hayaat's Christian best friend, Samy, is a born trou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Hayaat's Muslim family lives in a small apartment in Israeli-occupied Bethlehem. When her grandmother, Sitti Zeynab, falls i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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