Girl of Kosovo

Author(s): Alice Mead
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.75 hours)
Product Number: Z14673
Released: Jan 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980012719
Narrator/s: Julie Dretzin
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Eleven-year-old Zana loves life in her small village in Kosovo. She also loves her best friend, Lena, even though her uncle doesn't want the two of them playing together, since Lena is a Serb and Zana and her family are Albanians. Soon, soldiers are pulling Albanians off of buses and looting and bombing Albanian homes. Amidst a rising tide of violence, Zana must find a way to break the cycle of hate. Closely based on Alice Mead's own experiences, Girl of Kosovo is a stark look at the evil people can do-and at the enduring power of love. Narrator Julie Dretzin voices all the determination of a girl who listeners will never forget.

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Alice Mead
Product Number EB00103781
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429937900
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Alice Mead
Product Number 43514
Released: May 12, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402531101

Professional reviews

"Without exaggeration, Alice Mead has written a touching story of life and death, love and hate, kindness and cruelty. Julie Dretzin offers a remarkable portrayal of young Zana, an 11-year-old Albanian girl living a simple life in Kosovo. Dretzin's delivery is youthful without being childlike and successfully brings to life Zana's personal drama when the Serbians attack, wounding her and killing her father and two brothers. Yet her best friend is a Serb, and when a Serbian doctor saves her life, she remembers the words of her father, "Don't let them fill your heart with hate." This is a compelling story of recent events for ages 10 and up. F.L.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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