The Resource The map of salt & stars, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

The map of salt & stars, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Label
The map of salt & stars
Title
The map of salt & stars
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Title variation
Map of salt and stars
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 2011, just after Nour loses her father to cancer, her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father's spirit as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story - the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker. But the Syria Nour's parents knew is changing, and it isn't long before the war reaches their quiet Homs neighborhood. When a stray shell destroys Nour's house and almost takes her life, she and her family are forced to choose: stay and risk more violence or flee across seven countries of the Middle East and North Africa in search of safety - along the very route Rawiya and her mapmaker took eight hundred years before in their quest to chart the world. As Nour's family decides to take the risk, their journey becomes more and more dangerous, until they face a choice that could mean the family will be separated forever
Summary
Two girls living 800 years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker—place today’s headlines in the sweep of history, where the pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662095
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joukhadar, Jennifer Zeynab
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Fathers
  • Teenage girls
  • Loss
  • Storytelling
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
The map of salt & stars, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781474606769
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The map of salt & stars, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781474606769
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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