Where the Streets Had a Name
Critically acclaimed author Randa Abdel-Fattah's middle-grade debut about the journey -- and risks -- a Palestinian girl will take to save her family.
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 check points, 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.
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Review: Where The Streets Had A NameUser Review - Sara - Goodreads
4.5 stars. I received a free copy of this book through the First Reads program, and what a great book it was! Hayaat is a Muslim girl living in the West Bank with her family. One night, her ... Read full review
Review: Where the Streets Had a NameUser Review - Goodreads
Abdel-Fattah leaves her familiar subject of ethnic Australia, and explores the characters of youths living in a troubled society in the Middle East. However, this story, whilst tragic, is also very ... Read full review