Title TASTING THE SKY: A PALESTINIAN CHILDHOOD
Book Condition Near Fine/Near Fine
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007
0374357331 / 9780374357337
Seller ID RWARE0000019376
A crisp clean first edition (as stated) no markings throughout: In a spare, eloquent memoir, Barakat recalls life under military occupatio n. In 1981 the author, then in high school, boarded a bus bound for Ramalla h. The bus was detained by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint on the West Ban k, and she was taken to a detention center before being released. The episo de triggers sometimes heart-wrenching memories of herself as a young child, at the start of the 1967 Six Days' War, as Israeli soldiers conducted raid s, their planes bombed her home, and she fled with her family across the bo rder to Jordan. She also recalls living under occupation and the thrill of being able to attend the United Nations school for refugees. The political upheaval is always in the background, but for young Barakat, much of the dr ama was in incidents that took place in everyday life.^B What makes the mem oir so compelling is the immediacy of the child's viewpoint, which depicts both conflict and daily life without exploitation or sentimentality. An ann otated bibliography will help readers fill in the facts. Hazel Rochman Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved.