Habibi

CD - unabridged
Kit (5 discs)
Product Number: 3K276
Released: May 18, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402553592
Narrator/s: Christina Moore
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Description

For 14-year-old Liyana Abboud, life in St. Louis, Missouri is perfect. She loves shopping in the nearby stores and walking down streets where she knows everyone. Even better, she has just had her first kiss. But her father is moving the family to Jerusalem-the land where he was born. Suddenly Liyana finds herself a stranger in a threatening world. Shopkeepers bargain in odd-sounding languages, soldiers roam the neighborhoods with guns, and kissing in public can be downright dangerous. At home with her family she is still Habibi-Precious. But to everyone else, she is only a half-American, half-Arab nobody. As the days stretch into months, Liyana wonders if she will ever find a place in her father's mixed-up homeland. Naomi Shihab Nye's richly poetic prose won a Jane Addams Book Award and was an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." Christina Moore's moving performance will make listeners laugh and cry-and view the world from a whole new perspective.

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CD
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Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number C2223
Released: Nov 21, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402553578
eAudio
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Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number Z2703
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449875435
eBook
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Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Product Number EB00575410
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: #9781439115190
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number 3A276
Released: May 21, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402553585
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Product Number 43478
Released: Sep 25, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788756542
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Product Number 13099
Released: Apr 10, 2000
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Publisher: Alladin
ISBN: #9780689825231

Professional reviews

"What if the delicious day of your first kiss were marred by the news that you would be leaving St. Louis to live in Jerusalem? Liyana's Poppy, Dr. Abboud, longs to return to his Palestinian culture, and his wife is eager to honor his wishes. For Liyana and her younger brother, Rafik, the move is fraught with challenging experiences and new awarenesses. Christina Moore's rich-voiced reading enlivens a wide cast of characters of many ages and heritages. She ably captures both Poppy's passionate Arabic formality and Liyana's Israeli friend Omer's reflective, though hesitant, English. Moore, always equal to the task of multicultural portrayals, balances the demands of the text with a gentle delivery of its many poetic passages. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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