A Game for Swallows

By
Zeina Abirached
Grades
9, 10
Topics
Comics, Novel, Family Matters, Friends or Not?, Growing Up, Loss, Real Life Fiction, War, Girls, Immigrants, Middle Eastern, No Controversial Bits
Loose Canon Approved Book
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A Game for Swallows

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and her little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city, and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a world indoors for Zeina and her brother where it's comfy and safe, where they can share cooking lessons and games and gossip. Together they try to make it through a dramatic day in the one place they hoped they would always be safe--home. --From Graphic Universe

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