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Sisters of the war : two remarkable true stories of survival and hope in Syria / Rania Abouzeid.

Abouzeid, Rania, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Emmaus Public Library YA 956.9104 ABOU (Text) 36446002027590 New Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338551129
  • ISBN: 1338551124
  • Physical Description: 272 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic, follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a firsthand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought. Sunni Muslim Ruha and her younger sister Alaa withstand constant attacks by the Syrian government in rebel-held territory. Alawite sisters Hanin and Jawa try to carry on as normal in the police state of regime-held Syria. The girls grow up in a world where nightly bombings are routine and shrapnel counts as toys. They bear witness to arrests, killings, demolished homes, and further atrocities most adults could not imagine. Still, war does not dampen their sense of hope. Through the stories of Ruha and Alaa and Hanin and Jawa, Abouzeid presents a clear-eyed and page-turning account of the complex conditions in Syria leading to the onset of the harrowing conflict. With Abouzeid's careful attention and remarkable reporting, she crafts an incredibly empathetic and nuanced narrative of the Syrian civil war, and the promise of progress these young people still embody"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 10-12 Scholastic Focus.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Syria > History > Civil War, 2011- > Juvenile literature.
Syria > Social conditions > 1970- > Juvenile literature.
Syria > Politics and government > 2000- > Juvenile literature.
Families > Syria > Juvenile literature.
Refugee children > Turkey > Juvenile literature.
Damascus (Syria) > Juvenile literature.
Sarāqib (Syria) > Juvenile literature.
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