Where the Streets Had a Name

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Pan Macmillan, 2009 - Children, Palestinian Arab - 286 pages
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"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 the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the check points, the curfews, the permit system and Hayaat's best-friend Samy, who is mainly interested in football and the latest elimination on X-Factor, but always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel to Jerusalem. However, while their journey may only be a few kilometres long, it may take a lifetime to complete."--Provided by publisher.

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I really admire Abdel-Fattah for addressing a topic as sensitive as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a children’s book, and doing it in a remarkably non-preachy way. Her main character is ... Read full review

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User 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

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