Balcony on the Moon

Barakat, Ibtisam

Publisher: Macmillan
Published: October 25, 2016
Categories: Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Education
Audience: Adult
Distributed By: Axis 360
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Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Museum Honor BookA Bank Street College of Education Best BookAn American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten BookA Notable Book for a Global SocietyA News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award WinnerA Middle East Book Award Honorable MentionIn this follow-up to Tasting the Sky, a young Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.A Margaret Ferguson Book