Escape From Aleppo

ISBN-10: 1481472186
ISBN-13: 9781481472180
Author: Senzai, N. H.
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: June 2020

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 352


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 880L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Middle East

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars

Description
Nadia's family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N. H. Senzai. Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress. Nadia stands at the center of attention in her parents' elegant dining room. This is the best day of my life, she thinks. Everyone is about to sing "Happy Birthday," when her uncle calls from the living room, " Baba , brothers, you need to see this." Reluctantly, she follows her family into the other room. On TV, a reporter stands near an overturned vegetable cart on a dusty street. Beside it is a mound of smoldering ashes. The reporter explains that a vegetable vendor in the city of Tunis burned himself alive, protesting corrupt government officials who have been harassing his business. Nadia frowns. It is December 17, 2010: Nadia's twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thro
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