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Keep Eyes Behind
by Beverlee Patton (Goodreads Author)
It is a time of danger. A colony of Persian refugees is under attack. Corrupt and powerful ministers of the Sultan have banished the community's well-loved and benevolent leader. Within three days a perfect horse must be found to carry him out of Baghdad in the majesty befitting his station. The 11-year-old story narrator, her 8-year old brother, and their uncle are chosen ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Beverlee Pattonallen
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What a charming story Keep Eyes Behind is! For me, this is a story about bravery, trust, intuition, leadership, connectivity, and community. It stimulates my youthful imagination while encouraging me to consider my values, power, relationships and how I navigate my world. It is set in 19th Century Iraq and narrated by a young girl from a displaced Persian community. This book is educational mine for learning about culture, displacement, socio-political conflict, religious persecution, ...more